Media Release — Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the team that created the critically acclaimed miniseries Curse will return with a new original series in 2015. Michael Moreci (Roche Limit), Tim Daniel (Enormous), and Colin Lorimer (UXB) are back to turn the horror genre on its head once more with the military procedural horror series Burning Fields.
“Michael, Tim, and Colin are proving to be an unstoppable force of creativity, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them back with another new twist on horror,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “They showed with Curse that they’re capable of delivering razor sharp, character-driven genre stories that are complex and gripping. Just wait until you see what terrors they’re digging up in Burning Fields.”
Dana Atkinson, a dishonorably discharged army investigator, is pulled back to the Middle East when a group of American oil technicians disappear under bizarre circumstances. With the help of an Iraqi investigator, what Dana discovers is unimaginable: a series of unusual incidents at the drill site lead her and her unlikely ally to discover a mythic evil that has been released, one that threatens both the lives of the entire region and the fragile peace that exists.
Burning Fields #1 arrives in comic book shops on January 21st with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code NOV141067. The issue ships with a main cover by series artist Colin Lorimer, a 10 Years variant cover by Trevor Hairsine, and a retailer incentive cover by Riley Rossmo (Curse). The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is December 29th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
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