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Saturday, 18 July 2009

Ian Rankin's Comics Debut

Dark Entries by Ian RankinInternational bestselling crime writer and recipient of an OBE for his services to literature, acclaimed Scottish author Ian Rankin makes his comics debut with the tense and twisting tale inspired by reality TV, Dark Entries - on sale from Titan Books in the UK from 2nd October.

Finding the perfect protagonist for his dark and gritty style, Rankin takes on comics’ grim antihero of the hugely popular Hellblazer series, occult detective John Constantine.

Constantine has seen his share of strange things in his career, but nothing could prepare him for the horrors of... reality television! Haunted Mansion is currently the hottest show on TV, but when the macabre house actually starts attacking the contestants, Constantine is hired to be the ultimate mole. Locked inside with a cast of wannabe-celebrities, his every move being monitored by a deadly figure from his past, Constantine must figure out who (or what) is pulling the strings before he gets cancelled – permanently.

Illustrated by Werther Dell’Edera, whose work Publishers Weekly calls "as stylized and chiaroscuro-laden as a vintage noir movie," Rankin takes a classic "locked room" scenario and gives it a bloody nose and a cigarette, keeping readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

1 comment:

Reuben said...

So this is released in the US on August 19th, but in the UK it isn't until October 2nd.
I just hope Titan Books aren't blocking comic shops from getting the DC/Vertigo version in August.

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