THE SECRET LAND mini-series will reimagine the Second World War this June.
The press release follows:
Media Release — Writer Christofer Emgård and artist Tomás Aira, the creative team behind The Whispering Dark, return to Dark Horse with a new cosmic horror mini-series and fictionalized reimagining of World War II in The Secret Land.
It is 1945, and Hitler is dead. Ben and Katherine are supposed to be together, happy. Instead, Ben fights the war in the Pacific with reckless heroism, believing his fiancée to be dead. However, Katherine lives, undercover aboard a German submarine.
As Ben tries to move on, the US Navy receives a message. The Nazis are plotting their return, powered by strange and foreboding technology in Antarctica. When Ben learns Katherine is there, he knows he must go too.
As war engulfs the edge of the world, Ben and Katherine confront the truth about the boundaries of love, and what lies beyond them.
“Ever since The Whispering Dark I’ve been looking to reprise my collaboration with Tomás, and The Secret Land finally provided the perfect opportunity. This mini-series began life as a pulpy horror tale (it does have both Nazis and tentacles in it…), but at its core it’s really a story about commitment, longing and loss. I feel Tomás has conveyed this beautifully through his evocative art and I hope the readers out there will feel the same.”—Christofer Emgård
“Chris’ amazing script hooked me from day one and I was eager to flesh out these characters and continue building this terrifying world. Bringing the Otherlands to life has a strange fascination for me, and often I find myself fearful of the very monsters I’m painting, while adorning their abominable visage with teeth-covered appendices. There’s probably no better place to set up the darkest monsters than in WW2 but this time, humanity has upped the game, I’m rooting for them as I draw them! “– Tomás Aira
The Secret Land #1 (of four) arrives June 9, 2021, and is available for pre-order now through your local comic shop. Emgård and Aira’s previous miniseries, The Whispering Dark is available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local comic shop for $17.99
Praise for The Whispering Dark
The depths of darkness writer Christofer Emgård and artist Tomás Aira take the reader to are truly frightening, reminding readers that in times of death and war, there are truly no happy endings.” —comicbook.com