People surviving plane crashes: it’s not just for television anymore. Dark Horse Comics today announced Skinner, a new horror graphic novel that follows a group of celebrities and a survivalist trying to survive in the woods after a plane crash – and the terrifying serial killer who begins stalking them. The book comes from a pair of video game writers, Micky Neilson and Samwise Didier, and is illustrated by Piotr Kowalski, colored by Dennis Calero, and lettered by Frank Cvetkovic. The graphic novel features a cover by Didier.
Here’s how Dark Horse describes Skinner:
Skinner is the terrifying tale of six internet celebrities who accompany a superstar survivalist on a one-week trip deep into the remote Canadian wilderness. After their plane crashes, the influencers and their guide are stalked by a mountain man of local legend—Skinner—who tracks, murders and skins his victims. When the celebrities mount a desperate counterattack, they discover that there is much more to the Skinner myth than any of them could have imagined—a nightmare creature that can assume any form.
In a statement announcing the new graphic novel, co-writer Micky Neilson just couldn’t stop talking about his new book:
“Sam and I are both huge horror fans,” Micky said. “Skinner is our love letter to the genre.”
Slow down and take a breath, Micky! Your unbridled enthusiasm is overwhelming!
Armin Tamzarian Skinner is the latest original graphic novel from Dark Horse, and the first comics work from Neilson and Didier. Outside of their video game work, the pair have previously teamed on a prose novel, Strange Highways, which released in 2019.
Look for Skinner to arrive in comic shops on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023, and in bookstores on Tuesday, May 16th.