Tyler Crook is an Eisner-nominated artist and designer known for work on books like Harrow County and numerous B.P.R.D. series. Now Crook is adding “writer” to his resume with The Lonesome Hunters, a new four-issue miniseries coming from Dark Horse Comics this June. The series follows a pair of mismatched monster fighters on a road trip to save the world.
Here’s how Dark Horse describes The Lonesome Hunters:
An old and out-of-practice monster hunter in hiding crosses paths with a young girl that forces him to confront these chaotic creatures. As the beasts invade their tenement, they set off on a supernatural road trip to stop these ancient evils in a story that explores the ways that youth informs adulthood and how early traumas can haunt us in old age.
The Lonesome Hunters is the latest Dark Horse Comics project for Tyler Crook, who has collaborated previously with writers like Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Manor Black) and Jeff Lemire (Colonel Weird: Cosmagog, The Unbelievable Unteens). Dark Horse is also set to bring Crook & writer Kel McDonald‘s Comixology Originals series The Stone King to print for the first time later this year.
In a statement announcing The Lonesome Hunters, Crook described the long road to creating the series, and some of the themes at play in the story:
“I started thinking about The Lonesome Hunters almost 10 years ago,” said creator Tyler Crook. “It’s the sort of idea that I just kept coming back to, again and again. Because it’s the kind of story I want to read. One that deals with generational trauma and the various ways people cope with the pain and confusion of being human—but ya’ know, with a cool magical sword and weird monsters and stuff.”
In this house Crook’s work is an instant read, and I’m excited to see what he does on this series. Look for The Lonesome Hunters #1 (of 4) to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, June 22nd.