Cullen Bunn and Jesús Hervás, the creative team for The Empty Man: Manifestation, will team up again on Invasive, a new miniseries from Oni Press.
“Invasive is a thing of nightmare. For me, literally,” said Bunn. “The initial seed of the idea sprang from a terrifying nightmare that startled me awake in the dark. While developing the idea, I was beset by even more nightmares. And while writing it? You guessed it. Nightmares. It’s a book that worries and haunts me, and I think it represents a bit of a signpost in the road of my approach to horror in general. I believe that in the years to come, it will be thought of as one of my most disturbing stories.”
Here’s how Oni describes the medical horror story:
In an underground hospital secretly operating deep beneath the streets of a major metropolis, a radical new addiction has taken hold.
Once inside its grip, there are no rules, no oaths, and no taboos too deep to not to be broken.
The scalpel is their tool, and the alleys are their operating theater…and, together, a new class of surgeon is bent on piercing the final threshold of accepted medical orthodoxy one incision at a time.
Beyond excess, beyond ethics, beyond science…a delicate and excruciating new discipline is about to be born: the art of flesh.
Help us discover it, won’t you?
“Invasive might very well go down as Cullen Bunn’s ultimate statement on what the horror comic can and should be. As both a mystery and meditation on the addictive nature of power, Invasive is one of the most compelling, thought-provoking, and genuinely rattling projects that I have ever had the privilege to shepherd forward,” said Oni Press President & Publisher Hunter Gorinson. “We can’t share too much for fear of spoiling what Cullen and Jesús have planned, except to say this: No matter what you think…you are not ready.”
Here’s a look at some of the concept art by Hervás:
Look for the first issue in December. Also, backers of certain tiers in The Sixth Gun Omnibus Kickstarter will receive an ashcan of the first issue.