DC’s Hill House Comics line launched its first series Wednesday, just in time for Halloween, and the first installment in Basketful of Heads established the perfect scenario for a good slasher story. Written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Leomacs with colors by Dave Stewart, the first issue introduces June Branch and her “summer cop” beau, who just want to celebrate the last day of summer — but can’t, because four escaped inmates from a prison work crew may very well be on the hunt for victims.
Before Basketful of Heads #2 hits shelves in November, DC released a first look preview. Check it out below, along with the solicit text, and be sure to add this series to your pull list if you want to know what happens next.
Basketful of Heads #2
Written by Joe Hill
Art by Leomacs
Colors by Dave Stewart
Letters by Deron Bennett
Cover by Reiko Murakami
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
Final Orders Due: Nov 4, 2019
DC’s newly launched Hill House Comics continues its first deeply disturbing series, Basketful of Heads, with a closer look at the horrors that have come to Brody Island. Hunted to the point of exhaustion, June Branch struggles to outwit and outfight the home invader coming after her. He’s armed with a .44 and a secret agenda; she’s got a thousand year-old Viking relic and no way to escape. The axe is about to fall in the topsy-turvy second chapter of the horror story with the sharpest edge in comics!
Plus, fears escalate and a full moon rises over the HMS Havoc in chapter three of the “Sea Dogs” backup tale, written by Joe Hill with art by Dan McDaid!