“Savage Things” are headed to Vertigo. In March, DC Comics’ storied mature readers imprint will launch this new, eight-issue miniseries from “The Legacy of Luther Strode” scribe Justin Jordan and “High Crimes” artist Ibrahim Moustafa. With covers by John Paul Leon, the new Vertigo series looks to blend elements of espionage, action and horror.
Here’s the official series description:
Twenty-five years ago, a secret government organization kidnapped children and trained them to be agents of chaos, designed to foment unrest and execute enemies of the state around the world. When these cold and unfeeling creations proved too difficult to control, the powers that be exterminated their kill squad with extreme prejudice. Too bad it didn’t work.
Now a rogue band of the worst monsters the world has ever known is cutting a swath of terror across the United States, threatening not just a disruption of the peace but to expose secrets their handlers never wanted to come to light. The only way to stop them is to call back the only man who ever walked away from them. His code name is Abel, and he’s not afraid of getting his hands bloody.
“I’ve always loved spy thrillers and horror, but I haven’t seen a lot that melds the two genres,” writer Justin Jordan said in the press release. “We’ve seen in the real world how easy it is for a handful of people to bring the gears of civilization grinding to a halt by spreading shock and fear. Those are amateurs. Imagine what we’d get if there were a group of people—brilliant, gifted people—whose entire lives had been training them to spread fear to destabilize a society. That was horrifying to me. Terrifying to me. And that’s what ‘Savage Things’ is about. It’s about the weapons we create being turned on us.”
“Justin and I are aiming to deliver a high level of intrigue and excitement, with a flavor that is unique to Vertigo and the comics medium,” added artist Ibrahim Moustafa. “As a visual storyteller, I have drawn a lot of inspiration from comics like ‘Scalped,’ ‘The Losers’ and ‘Sleeper.’ Additionally, my love of movies like the ‘James Bond’ films, ‘The Bourne Identity,’ ‘John Wick’ and ‘Hanna’ will be evident as well. On top of that, we are honored to have John Paul Leon doing covers for the series.”
Jordan Boyd is attached as colorist, while Josh Reed provides letters.
Jordan and Moustafa’s “Savage Things” #1 goes on sale March 1.
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