Official Press Release
On the heels of such successful titles as Mogworld and Lovecraft Unbound, Dark Horse continues to add titles to a growing prose line.
In June, Dark Horse once again teams up with Hugo and Bram Stoker award-winning editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound) to bring you this masterful marriage of the darkness without and the darkness within. Supernatural Noir is an anthology of original tales of the dark fantastic from twenty modern masters of suspense, including Brian Evenson, Joe R. Lansdale, CaitlÃn R. Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Gregory Frost, Jeffrey Ford, and many more.
In addition to his appearance in Datlow’s latest anthology of dark fiction, Nick Mamatas teams with two-time Bram Stoker award winner Brian Keene (The Rising) for a hilarious, shocking, terrifying thrill ride across the American landscape. The Damned Highway pays homage to the gonzo journalism of Hunter S. Thompson and the uncanny terrors of H. P. Lovecraft, delving into the blackest depths of the American nightmare. This drug-fueled thrill ride takes place on a freaked-out bus journey to Arkham, Massachusetts, during the 1972 presidential primary. As the story unfolds, evidence mounts that sinister forces are on the rise, led by the Cult of Cthulhu and its most prominent member-Richard M. Nixon!
“The prose line we’re developing is very much part of Dark Horse, embodying the same properties that define our comics: a carefully curated collection of smart, original works that sets the bar for literary horror and fantasy and reflects our ongoing commitment to creator rights” said Dark Horse prose editor, Rachel Edidin. “Supernatural Noir and Damned Highway are studies in literary alchemy. Supernatural Noir, our second collaboration with Ellen Datlow, collects crime fiction with a twist, by a veritable who’s-who of horror and dark fantasy. In Damned Highway, two leading weird-horror writers team up to take a manic plunge into the eldritch nightmares of H. P. Lovecraft filtered through the drug-fueled vision of legendary gonzo journalist ‘Uncle Lono.’ This line is an editorial fantasy, for me–the chance to make a home for exactly the sort of books I want to see more of as a reader.”
Dark Horse brings you not one, but two groundbreaking works of horror fiction in the consecutive months of June and July. Supernatural Noir creeps into your life on June 22, with a cover price of $19.99. The Damned Highway: Fear and Loathing in Arkham arrives on sale on July 20, priced at $14.99.
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