AfterShock Comics has provided CBR with a preview of the upcoming OGN Horde, written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Leila Leiz and Guy Major.
"I think the great evils of the world have always begun with the treatment of people as things," Bennett said in a statement. "Even in this raw nerve of a familial melodrama, this is the crux – all the suffering, all the frenzy and madness and emotional climax all stem from this. Separate from the tragedy of mental illness is the deliberate dehumanization of human beings."
"The script was so monstrously demanding in its density and emotion and madness, and she absolutely killed it," Bennett said regarding Leiz. "All the detail, all the loveliness with which she renders even the most grotesque things is what makes the book something special, without question. I crammed in so many reference photos, everything from how fashion informed character to the obscene taxidermies scuttling around Mia’s basement, and Leila made them more elegant and terrifying than I could have ever imagined. SHE is the reason this book exists."
Check out the issue’s solicitation text and CBR’s exclusive preview below:
- Marguerite Bennett (W) • Leila Leiz (A)
- Colors by Guy Major
- Letters by Marshall Dillon
- Cover by Leila Leiz
- After the death of her father, Ruby Ando tries to reconnect with her estranged and isolated mother, whose hoarder house is a nightmare labyrinth of secrets and dangers. All the love Ruby was never shown she sees her mother lavish on her treasures and trinkets, the possessions that possess her. But when Ruby desperately tries to free her mother, the house wages war, ensnaring both women within its maze. Brought to hideous and twisted life by a mother's love, the "Horde" is determined to purge Ruby from the collection—or see her join it forever.
- Brought to life by Marguerite Bennett (ANIMOSITY, DC’s Bombshells, Batwoman) and Leila Leiz (ALTERS, Nvrlnd), HORDE is a haunting, housebound horror story about the things we let control us.
- 72 PGS./$19.99
- On Sale Oct. 16
Horde, by Marguerite Bennett, Leila Leiz and Guy Major, goes on sale Oct. 16 from AfterShock Comics.