‘Ghostlore’ materializes from BOOM! in May

Cullen Bunn, Leomacs and Jason Wordie tell the ghost stories that ghosts tell each other in the new series.

Master of horror Cullen Bunn will team with artist Leomacs for a new series from BOOM! Studios, Ghostlore — which is about the ghost stories ghosts tell each other. They’ll be joined by colorist Jason Wordie on the new series, which kicks off in May.

Ghostlore is something of an ambitious concept,” Bunn said. “It started with a simple question I asked myself. ‘What ghost stories would ghosts tell?’ From there, though, it spun into this epic story of family, loss, grief, and—just possibly—the end of the world. It’s been in my head for a while, but I wanted to wait until the stars aligned, so to speak, to even give it a try. I’m lucky to be working with an artist as talented as Leomacs on the main story, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the cadre of amazing creators who will be illustrating the ghost stories in each and every issue. It all comes together in a book unlike anything else I’ve worked on.”

Here’s how BOOM! describes the series:

After a deadly accident, estranged father and daughter Lucas and Harmony Agate can see the dead–an overwhelming amount of them. Each one with their own warnings, cries for help, and malevolence alike. But the pastor and his daughter aren’t the only ones with this haunting ability; there are other nearly-deads, some of which have malicious intentions…

“This story has pathos, drama and plenty of thrills to keep everyone on the edge of their seats,” Leomacs said. “As for me, I love a good horror story, especially when the human element is strong and very relatable. Here there will be many layers to peel, and underneath you’ll find more and more elements that will draw you in, demand your sympathy, scare and move you… and I’m going to enjoy drawing every single panel of Ghostlore.”

Here’s a look at some of Leomacs’ concept artwork … is that Steven Tyler on the right?

“Cullen is a storyteller like no other, marrying heartfelt humanism with dark, gothic horror. Ghostlore is no exception, and the exploration of the horrors of parenthood and the trauma of surviving is the beating heart of this ghost story,” said series editor Ramiro Portnoy. “I can think of no one better than Leomacs and our star-studded cast of guest artists to help bring that level of emotion to life.” 

The first issue will naturally come with several variant cover options, including one from Brian Hurtt, Bunn’s collaborator on The Sixth Gun:

And speaking of Hurtt, Bunn revealed in his newsletter that each issue of Ghostlore will feature a short story by various horror comics creators, with Hurtt doing the first story.

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