The launch date of the eagerly-anticipated new horror series from Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows has finally been set — Neonomicon #1 will hit comic shops worldwide in August 2010. There are a couple things I’d like to point out about this, for starters:
This is brand new material from Alan Moore, developed, written, and scripted for comics entirely by Moore himself.
Also: You know who Alan Moore is: the creator of Watchmen, Miracleman, and countless other things. At this point you should know Jacen Burrow’s work too. Jacen is fresh off one of the hottest series out there, CROSSED with Garth Ennis, and he’s worked with Garth, Warren Ellis, and Alan Moore in recent years. Burrows is one of the industry’s true stars, and Neonomicon will be the series that proves that. This is the work of an artist who has spent the last decade working on the best scripts that comics has to offer, his skills have absolutely soared in that time, and he’s just doing drop dead magic work on this book.
So: brand new horror from one of the best writers ever, drawn by one of the hottest artists going, and coming from a company infamous for its atmosphere of unchained creative freedom. That’s a pretty good pitch if I do say so.
We did a preview of the series recently which was called the Neonomicon Hornbook. Here’s a look at that (these pages are from issue #1):
More info on Neonomicon coming very soon.