Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon and Peter Bergting will flip the vampire world upside down in Mortal Terror, a new miniseries coming this fall from Dark Horse Comics. Golden and Lebbon will write the series with art by Bergting, along with colors by Chris O’Halloran and letters by Clem Robins.
Mortal Terror is set in an underground version of London filled with vampires who think the mortals living above ground and the stories of Count Dracula are just myths.
“Inventing this world with Tim and Peter has been some of the most fun I’ve had telling stories in a long time,” Golden said in a statement to Daily Dead. “It first occurred to me the way so many things do, floating up from the depths to grab my attention with a single question—what if we inverted Dracula? But that question was really just the spark. When I mentioned it to Tim, we started talking, and I knew this was the perfect next collaboration for us—not only because we enjoy working together so much, but because I knew he would have a hundred world-building questions and ideas that would make Mortal Terror so much richer.”
Here’s the description from Dark Horse:
Vampires Jonathan Harker, Lucy Westenra and Mina Murray live in underground London, trying to keep the undead city safe from the rumored mortals above who seek to give them life, only to kill them. But when the authorities refuse to believe mortals, let alone the mysterious Count Dracula, are anything more than myth, they are on their own to keep their city eternally dead.
“Our story and world are much cooler and more complex than the simple idea that started it,” Golden said. “And when it came to an artist, Peter was our first and only choice. His versatility and inventiveness have been invaluable, and having him for a partner has given us a dynamic visual world unlike any other. Tim and Peter and I wanted a full team of true professionals, so we’re all thrilled to have colorist Chris O’Halloran and letterer Clem Robins working with us. This series relies on scope and atmosphere and dread, and Chris and Clem deliver every time. I’m so damned excited for people to get their hands on our first issue!”
Mike Mignola provides a variant cover for the first issue:
Look for it in stores Nov. 22.