Coinciding with the start of its third season on Showtime, the television series “Penny Dreadful” will launch a tie-in comic published by Titan Entertainment. Initially announced in December, the comic series will be written by some of the show’s writers — including Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Andrew Hinderaker — and feature artwork from Louie De Martinis.
“Penny Dreadful” #1 will arrive in stores on May 4, just a few days after the start of season three. The issue will be written by series writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns and come with a number of different covers. Guillem March, Ben Templesmith and series artist De Martinis all contributed covers, with photo covers and a blank sketch variant rounding out the offering.
Penny Dreadful issue #1
Script: Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Artist: Louie De Martinis
Ongoing – 32pp – FC – $3.99 – On sale: 04/05/2016
The hit TV series is presented in comics for the first time and the covers of issue #1 have been released! This prequel reveals the terrifying events that led Vanessa to try and find her missing childhood friend, Mina Harker, and exposes the true nature of the vampiric monsters infesting Victorian London. Beautifully realized by Louie De Martinis, and written by the scriptwriters of the hit show!
Penny Dreadful #1 comes with six covers to collect:
COVER A: Guillem March
â€‹COVER B: Ben Templesmithâ€‹
COVER C: Louie De Martinis
â€‹COVER D: Will Brooks (Photo)
â€‹COVER E: Will Brooks (Photo)
â€‹COVER F: Blank Sketchâ€‹
Created, executive produced and written by Academy Award nominee John Logan, the “Penny Dreadful” television series follows Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Sembene (Danny Sapani) and Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) as they band together to take down the supernatural threats set upon their destruction. All the while, classic literary characters like Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and the Creature (Rory Kinnear) fight their own battles.
“Penny Dreadful” #1 arrives in stores on May 4.