Writer David M. Booher, artist Chris Shehan and colorist Roman Stevens will present a classic view of horror in Specs, a new miniseries coming from BOOM! Studios this fall.
If you’ve read any comics from a certain area, you might remember those crazy mail-order ads for things like x-ray specs. Like in the bottom left-hand corner of this ad:
The story is about two kids who order a pair of novelty specs that end up being more than they bargained for.
“Specs is my most personal story so far. As a gay kid who grew up in the Midwest, I know how it feels not to fit it. Kenny and Ted’s story as outsiders, filtered through the lenses of wish-granting novelty glasses, is my way of reminding that little kid that he’ll find his place in the world,” said Booher.
Here’s the description:
All that high school students Kenny and Ted want is to not feel like outcasts in their small town in Ohio. But their world is turned upside down when the Magic Specs they ordered unlock a world of unforeseen possibilities. . . and consequences. Their fun starts out innocent enough, but when they wish that their bully would disappear, things take a cursed turn, with far darker results than they thought possible…
And here’s a look at some variant covers for the first issue:
“Specs is ’80s adventure movies, supernatural horror, and small town kids going through some very strange events that will change them and their friendships forever,” said the project’s editor, Elizabeth Brei. “David and Chris have perfectly captured the chaos of teens caught in a trap of their own making and it’ll be up to you, dear readers, to find out if they manage to escape with their lives or sanity intact.”
Specs #1 arrives in stores in November. Now somebody make a horror comic about sea monkeys.