BOOM! Studios has announced Proctor Valley Road, a new miniseries from the team of Grant Morrison, TV writer Alex Child, artist Naomi Franquiz and colorist Tamra Bonvillain. The comic is being developed in partnership with NBCUniversal, who hope to turn it into a TV series.
“I fell in love with these characters when I read Alex’s original series proposal and I’ve had an amazing time working with him and with Naomi to bring them to life for a spooky rollercoaster ride that feels like Nancy Drew on ‘shrooms!” said Morrison. “Get your kicks…on Proctor Valley Road!”
Here’s how BOOM! describes the series:
August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie have organized a “Spook Tour” with their classmates on the most haunted, demon-infested stretch of road in America to fund attending the concert of their dreams. But when their visit turns deadly, these four friends race to rescue the missing students…before the town tears them limb from limb. Now they must slay the evils roaming Proctor Valley Road…along with the monsters lurking in the hearts of 1970s America.
Morrison is no stranger to comic fans, having worked on everything from Doom Patrol to X-Men to Invisibles to Green Lantern over the years. He’s also the showrunner for Brave New World, which is on NBC’s Peacock streaming service. Child is a British screenwriter known for his work on BBC’s Holby City and Sky One’s Temple, while Franquiz’s comics work includes Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Tales from Harrow County.
“Grant, Alex, and Naomi have created a kind of horror in Proctor Valley Road that is both beyond imagination and terrifyingly real,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Coming of age during the death of ‘peace & love,’ our heroines must not only conquer the evils spawned from this cursed desert highway, but the demons we all see when we look in the mirror and stare up at the ceiling at night.”
Here are three additional variant covers for the first issue, which comes out next March.