In The House by Phillip Sevy and Drew Zucker, with colors by Jen Hickman and letters by Frank Cvetkovic, a squadron of WWI soldiers stumbles upon a haunted house during a blizzard. The series, which was six years in the making, was originally released digitally, and subsequently received a 2018 Kickstarter printing. Today, The Beat is pleased to exclusively announce that The House will now be receiving a new trade paperback release release through Dark Horse.
The House tells a horrific story set during the Battle of the Bulge, following a squadron of United States soldiers who seek shelter in an abandoned house during a blizzard.
Sevy and Zucker first met in 2010 at NYCC. The two creators collaborated on the project for six years, until the story was completed and released as a digital series on Comixology, and in 2018, a Kickstarter for a print edition was launched, ultimately achieving 150% of its goal. The House subsequently garnered recognition on Paste Magazine’s 15 Best Horror Comics of 2018… not to mention their Top 100 Horror Comics of All Time list.
In 2020, when the self-published print edition had sold out, Dark Horse stepped in, and the digital comic will now be collected in a single 184-page trade paperback by the publisher.
If you’d like to read the press release from Dark Horse in its entirety, which includes quotes from Sevy and Zucker on The House, you can do so below this article.
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Abandon all hope ye who enter here!
Dark Horse Comics to publish The House
“See if you can make it through without leaving a piece of yourself behind.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 25, 2020, (TAOS, NM) — This fall, writer Phillip Sevy (TRIAGE, Tomb Raider) and artist Drew Zucker (Canto) dare you to enter The House! Originally released as a digital series, Dark Horse Comics has collected the critically-acclaimed passion project into 184 pages of pure trade paperback terror that will surely lure and delight horror fans to Halloween and beyond.
During the Battle of the Bulge, a squadron of US soldiers is caught in a blizzard while patrolling through the woods. Seeking refuge from the impending white out, they stumble across an abandoned manor, seeking shelter and safety. Once inside, however, the doors disappear, rooms begin to morph, exits become entrances, and they quickly realize there is no safety to be found! As their eyes deceive them, their minds descend into madness, panic, and paranoia. Is this real? Or is there more to this labyrinth than what resides within the walls? Secrets are revealed, history is retold, and death is the only mercy.
The creative team met at NYCC in 2010. Drew was a recent SCAD alum, and Phillip had just enrolled in SCAD’s MFA program for Sequential Art. Over the next six years, The House remained in production until its release on comiXology, and in 2018, was launched on Kickstarter for print, exceeding the funding goal by 50%. It landed on Paste Magazine’s 15 Best Horror comics of 2018, as well as nabbing a spot on the Top 100 Horror Comics of all time list. The decision for Dark Horse to reprint came in 2020 after selling out of all self-published copies.
“When Drew and I began working on The House, well over a decade ago, Dark Horse was one of our top Dream Publishers,” said Phillip Sevy. “We hoped to be able to work with Dark Horse to bring our story to the world. It was a long process with countless hours of hard work, spread out over years, but to have the book coming out through one of the premiere publishers of horror in comics is an honor and testament to the work we put in. We couldn’t be more excited.”
“For years The House has been a passion project for Phillip and I and we’ve been fortunate to have loyal fans and retailers during that time,” said Drew Zucker. “To have a partner like Dark Horse bring it to an even larger audience has been thrilling for us and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.”