Longtime comics writer Gail Simone has always had a dark side in her writing, but next year she’ll prep her first full-blown horror series.
Announced today at New York Comic Con during the same panel that brought news of Tim Seeley’s “Effigy” (read CBR’s exclusive interview here), Simone will bring her talents to Vertigo for “Clean Room” -Â an ongoing horror thriller with “2000AD” artist Jonathan Davis-Hunt. The publisher describe the series as follows:
Meet Astrid Mueller-A brilliant, charismatic speaker and the head of a new church that claims to be able to cure anyone’s deepest disorders through an expensive series of secretive therapy techniques.
Meet Chloe-A reporter whose photographer lover is brutally murdered while investigating a church that is run more like a high stakes PR firm. On the verge of suicide, Chloe finds the strength and determination to stay alive to find out the truth.
Astrid’s secret weapon is a room only the very wealthy or very dangerous ever get to see– the CLEAN ROOM, a hermetically sealed and biologically impervious high-tech chamber below the church’s main offices, in Chicago. Some do not survive the process and no one leaves unchanged.
Check out the cover by “Revival’s” Jenny Frison above as well as a peak at Davis-Hunt’s interior art, and stay tuned to CBR News for more from NYCC 2014.