Jordan Alsaqa + Ray Nadine will ‘Raise Hell!’ on Comixology next week

The coming of age horror story arrives digitally on Tuesday.

Jordan Alsaqa and Ray Nadine are bringing a little Hell to Comixology next week.

The writer of Terminal Protocol, Finding Peace and more has teamed with the GLAAD award-nominated cartoonist on Raise Hell!, a six-issue coming-of-age horror/comedy miniseries about three friends who decide to summon a demon one summer, which makes the upcoming school year hell — well, even more hellish than normal.

Raise Hell! is a love letter to our own teen years,” said Alsaqa. “When Ray and I met, we bonded over our mutual love of Ska, horror and the anime of the mid-2000s. It’s a time period we’re nostalgic for, so many of our story ideas come from recalling our favorite childhood memories and injecting the supernatural and demonic into them.”

Here’s how Comixology describes the series:

Bored best friends Victor, Reeves, and Miri decide to end their summer vacation with a bang. Their goal? To call forth their own personal demon and bind it to their souls. Really, what better way is there to end summer vacation in style than a blood sacrifice between friends?

Unfortunately, the friends are tight on cash and buy a do-it-yourself summoning kit from a sketchy local mall kiosk. As the new school year starts, Alistair the Malicious proves to be more of a headache than they ever could’ve prepared for–making trouble for staff and students alike. The three find their junior year full of lazy imps, popular witches, mystic janitors, and all manners of supernatural hijinks and otherworldly dangers. As the trio of teens find their friendship tested, Alistair can’t help but start to feel for the kids he’s been soul-bound to. It’d all be heart-warming, if not for the potentially world-ending demonic possession his meddling leads to.

And here’s a preview of the first issue:

Alsaqa has written several comics for publishers like Scout and Insight Editions, and that he’s crowdfunded on Kickstarter — including the first two issues of Raise Hell! He’s currently working on Cooking with Monsters at IDW with artist Vivian Truong. Nadine is the creator of Light Carries On, which was nominated for a GLAAD award earlier this year. Their next graphic novel, I Felt Myself Slipping, will be published by Oni Press this fall.

The first issue of Raise Hell! will be available from Amazon starting next Tuesday.

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