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Dark Horse announces 'Crimson Flower' #1 for January 20, 2021
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Dark Horse announces ‘Crimson Flower’ #1 for January 20, 2021

Crimson Flower offers a mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales, trained assassins, and government conspiracies.

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Dark Horse Comics has announced a new series from Matt Kindt, Matt Lesniewski, and Bill Crabtree featuring a mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales, trained assassins, and government conspiracies. Crimson Flower is set for January 20, 2021 release in comic book shops. Find your local comic shop.

“‘Cold blooded Russian assassins?’ We’ve seen that before. But assassins trained using Slavic folktales as a brainwashing device? That’s something new that really needed a unique visual style. When I saw Matt Lesniewski’s book The Freak (nominated for an Eisner) I knew he was going to do something like we’ve never seen before. Our collaboration was alchemy – turning this book into a brutal, heartbreaking, psychedelic journey of a woman intent on revenge-killing every assassin that ruined her life.” –Matt Kindt

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So what’s it about?

After losing her family in a violent home invasion, a woman uses folk tales to cope. In a blood-soaked journey toward revenge, she tracks down the man responsible for her family’s deaths, only to discover a startling government plot—to weaponize folk tales and use them to raise children into super assassins.

Check out the cover art below.

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For more on this new title read the official press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (October 16, 2020)—From New York Times-bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt (BANG!, BRZRKR) with illustrator Matt Lesniewski (The Freak, Static) and colorist Bill Crabtree (The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed, Invincible) comes a brand-new, mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales, trained assassins, and government conspiracies in Crimson Flower! Crimson Flower will sport variant covers for each issue from artists including Malachi Ward, Patric Reynolds with Lee Loughridge, Marguerite Sauvage, and Tyler Bence with Bill Crabtree.       

After losing her family in a violent home invasion, a woman uses folk tales to cope. In a blood-soaked journey toward revenge, she tracks down the man responsible for her family’s deaths, only to discover a startling government plot—to weaponize folk tales and use them to raise children into super assassins.
 
“‘Cold blooded Russian assassins?’ We’ve seen that before. But assassins trained using Slavic folktales as a brainwashing device? That’s something new that really needed a unique visual style. When I saw Matt Lesniewski’s book The Freak (nominated for an Eisner) I knew he was going to do something like we’ve never seen before. Our collaboration was alchemy – turning this book into a brutal, heartbreaking, psychedelic journey of a woman intent on revenge-killing every assassin that ruined her life.” –Matt Kindt
 
“When I first read Matt’s idea for Crimson Flower, the entire concept seemed genius. What locked it in for me more was how drawn I was to the character and struggle of Rodion. The whole thing read like it was made for me to draw.” –Matt Lesniewski
 
Crimson Flower #1 (of 4) will hit comic shops January 20, 2021. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.
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