Horror maestro Cullen Bunn & Arjuna Susini Unveil 48 Pages of Fear in Oni’s Must-Read Horror Hit of the Summer Lamentation #1
Oni Press – the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher – reveals the first lettered look inside LAMENTATION #1 – the double-sized, 48-page FIRST ISSUE from legendary Oni creator and master of horror Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Harrow County, Basilisk) and rising star Arjuna Susini (Made Men)!
In stores May 3rd–just before Free Comic Book Day 2023–Oni stakes its claim to horror as the legendary co-creator of The Sixth Gun and Helheim returns with an all-new, high-stakes tale of tension, paranoia, and pain as a masked killer stalks the stars of a cursed stage play inside a haunted theater with a dark history all its own!
After weeks of grueling rehearsals, a new production is set to begin at the famed Requiem Theatre: Razide’s Lament, three acts of gothic horror set inside a haunted castle . . . with a story that some say is more than mere fantasy. Under the stern rule of a dedicated-but-temperamental director, the script seems to be ever-changing, and, more mysterious still, our lead actress has found herself cast in the role of a lifetime without so much as an audition. Her grand debut is fast approaching—and, with it, a barrage of razors in the night that will terrorize audiences and actors alike. There is no exit, no escape, and when the curtain finally rises, Razide himself will take center stage to cross the threshold into the unholy darkness that lies just beyond . . .
ACT ONE: Just in time for Free Comic Book Day 2023, the suspense begins in LAMENTATION #1, the 48-page opening act of Bunn and Susini’s collision of supernatural terror and gothic suspense—on-sale May 3, 2023, with covers by Ringo Award nominee Maan House (Nightfall Double Feature), Eisner Award nominee Yanick Paquette (Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman: Earth-Two), and acclaimed artist Kyle Hotz (Web of Venom, Immortal Hulk)!
ACT TWO: LAMENTATION #2 arrives at comic shops on June 7, 2023—featuring covers by Yanick Paquette (Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman: Earth-Two) and John Bivens (Dark Engine, Old Wounds). Don’t miss the second shocking chapter of the summer’s must-read horror hit from master storyteller Cullen Bunn and rising star Arjuna Susini!
LAMENTATION #1 (of 3)
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by ARJUNA SUSINI
Colors by HILARY JENKINS
Letters by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by MAAN HOUSE
(Diamond: MAR231738 | Lunar: 0323ON309)
Cover B by YANICK PAQUETTE
(Diamond: MAR231739 | Lunar: 0323ON310)
Cover C by KYLE HOTZ
(Diamond: MAR231740 | Lunar: 0323ON311)
Full Art Variant (1:10) by MAAN HOUSE
(Diamond: MAR231741 | Lunar: 0323ON312)
B&W Variant (1:15) by YANICK PAQUETTE
(Diamond: MAR231742 | Lunar: 0323ON13)
B&W Variant (1:20) by KYLE HOTZ
(Diamond: MAR231743 | Lunar:0323ON314)
ON SALE MAY 3, 2023 | $6.99 | 48 pgs. | FULL COLOR
(Lunar FOC: 4/9/23 | Diamond FOC: 4/10/2023)
Horror afficionados will have their hands full of hot new titles this summer as the announcements keep rolling in!