Best known for his acclaimed creator-owned series Harrow County, writer Cullen Bunn has made a name for himself in the horror genre. So it won’t come as a surprise that Bunn is teaming up with Basketful of Heads artist Leomacs and colorist Jason Wordie for a spooky series called Ghostlore from BOOM! Studios. Along with the core art team of Leomacs and Wordie, each issue will feature short stories by guest artists, beginning with Brian Hurtt, who previously collaborated with Bunn on Manor Black.


Here’s how the publisher describes the series:

We’ve all heard of ghost stories…but what ghost stories to the ghost themselves tell?

After a deadly accident, estranged father and daughter Lucas and Harmony Agate can see the dead–an overwhelming amount of them. Each one with their own warnings, cries for help, and malevolence alike. But the pastor and his daughter aren’t the only ones with this haunting ability; there are other nearly-deads, some of which have malicious intentions…

Bunn described the genesis of the project that began as a simple concept and grew into something more complex:

Ghostlore is something of an ambitious concept. It started with a simple question I asked myself. ‘What ghost stories would ghosts tell?’ From there, though, it spun into this epic story of family, loss, grief, and—just possibly—the end of the world. It’s been in my head for a while, but I wanted to wait until the stars aligned, so to speak, to even give it a try. I’m lucky to be working with an artist as talented as Leomacs on the main story, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the cadre of amazing creators who will be illustrating the ghost stories in each and every issue. It all comes together in a book unlike anything else I’ve worked on.”

Leomacs expressed great excitement in collaborating with Bunn on this project:

“I’m super thrilled to be drawing Cullen Bunn’s Ghostlore for BOOM! Studios. This story has pathos, drama and plenty of thrills to keep everyone on the edge of their seats. As for me, I love a good horror story, especially when the human element is strong and very relatable. Here there will be many layers to peel, and underneath you’ll find more and more elements that will draw you in, demand your sympathy, scare and move you… and I’m going to enjoy drawing every single panel of Ghostlore.”

 Editor Ramiro Portnoy added:

“Cullen is a storyteller like no other, marrying heartfelt humanism with dark, gothic horror. Ghostlore is no exception, and the exploration of the horrors of parenthood and the trauma of surviving is the beating heart of this ghost story. I can think of no one better than Leomacs and our star-studded cast of guest artists to help bring that level of emotion to life.” 

Ghostlore #1 will feature a standard cover by Leomacs, and variant covers by Hurtt, Tonči Zonjić, Reiko Murakami, and Jenny Frison.

Check out the covers below and look for Ghostlore #1 to arrive in comic stores and on digital this May.

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