Posted by:
Matt McGloin

First Look: Boom! Studios: Hellraiser #1




Boom! Studios will tear your soul apart come March 23rd with the release of Hellraiser #1 from Christopher Monfette - and the legendary Clive Barker.

Boom! CEO Ross Richie provided a sneak peak at a page from artist Leonardo Manco on Facebook, as well as the two covers.

Marvel Cosmic fans will be sure to remember Manco from Realm of Kings with his horrific depictions of the Cancerverse's Revengers. The Argentine artist has also worked on Hellblazer, Hellstorm: Prince of Lies, as well as the recent War Machine series with Greg Pak.

From the look of that one page from Hellraiser, Manco has succeeded in capturing every bit of terror we come to expect from the Clive Barker original movies.

In addition, Hellraiser #1 features a ten page back-up by none other than Larry Wachowski -- of the Matrix Trilogy!

Hellraiser #1 also features covers from Tim Bradstreet, Nick Percival -- and a 1-in-50 variant drawn and signed by Clive Barker himself!

Check out the full solicit after the cover shot.




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Written by Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette
Drawn by Leonardo Manco
SC, 40 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN111031

One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator! Clive Barker has touched HELLRAISER only twice: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. Now witness Barker's long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series' official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites... and Pinhead! So prepare your soul for an epic journey into horror from one of the medium's greatest voices, and starring one of the medium's greatest characters, in an unforgettable new chapter of HELLRAISER. BONUS: this epic 40-page first issue features a 10-page backup story written by the co-writer and co-director of THE MATRIX trilogy, Larry Wachowski!

Featuring covers from legendary artist Tim Bradstreet and LEGENDS: THE ENCHANTED artist Nick Percival. And don't miss out on the 1-in-50 variant cover drawn and signed by Clive Barker himself!

On-Sale: March 23rd, 2011