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Dark Horse Comics launching detective horror series 'Fear Case' in 2021
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Dark Horse Comics launching detective horror series ‘Fear Case’ in 2021

It is True Detective meets The Ring in Fear Case, as a no-nonsense Secret Service agent and his partner investigate a mysterious box known only as the ‘Fear Case.’

Press Release

Dark Horse Comics is launching a new horror detective series in February called Fear Case. From creators Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, and Hilary Jenkins, the new series is the same team behind BOOM! Studios’ much-acclaimed series Grass Kings.

In a press release sent to AIPT, Kindt said, “I’ve never written a story in the horror genre before. Real life is already so full of it. This is the most grounded thing I’ve ever written. And as a result, it’s definitely the most horrific. I apologize in advance.” Jenkins followed up by saying, “Once again, working with Matt is exactly as it should be between collaborators. The projects we build are a pure joy to work on.”

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So what’s it about?

It is True Detective meets The Ring in Fear Case, as a no-nonsense Secret Service agent and his partner investigate a mysterious box known only as the “Fear Case,” which has appeared throughout history at sites of disaster and tragedy. Whoever comes into possession of this case must pass it on within three days or face deadly consequences. The agents must track down this Fear Case while staying one step ahead of a psychotic cult and the otherwordly forces behind the Case’s existence.

Readers can find Fear Case #1 on comic stands on February 3, 2021. Check out the three covers released so far for the series below.

For more on Fear Case, read the official Dark Horse press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (November 18, 2020)From the minds of Matt Kindt (BANG!, Crimson Flower), Tyler Jenkins (Neverboy, Grass Kings), and Hilary Jenkins (King of Nowhere, Black Badge) comes Fear Case, a new, horrific detective series. The Eisner-award nominated team behind Grass Kings is teaming up once again, this time to strike fear—and intrigue—into the hearts of readers.

“I’ve never written a story in the horror genre before. Real life is already so full of it. This is the most grounded thing I’ve ever written. And as a result, it’s definitely the most horrific. I apologize in advance.” –Matt Kindt
“Once again, working with Matt is exactly as it should be between collaborators. The projects we build are a pure joy to work on.” –Tyler Jenkins
It is True Detective meets The Ring in Fear Case, as a no-nonsense Secret Service agent and his partner investigate a mysterious box known only as the “Fear Case,” which has appeared throughout history at sites of disaster and tragedy. Whoever comes into possession of this case must pass it on within three days or face deadly consequences. The agents must track down this Fear Case while staying one step ahead of a psychotic cult and the otherwordly forces behind the Case’s existence.
 
Fear Case #1 (of four) will be in comic shops on February 3, 2021. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.
Praise for Matt Kindt:
Mind MGMT is the best comic out there!”–Jeff Lemire
“Matt Kindt has developed into one of the most exciting and original talents in the business.”–The LA Times
 
“Matt Kindt is a storyteller so fully in control of his gifts that his graphic novels read like quietly compelling arguments for the comics medium’s narrative potential.”–NPR

“Kindt has long proven himself to be one of the most inventive and cerebral comic makers alive today.”–IGN

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