Oni Press kept up a full court press in its “March Madness” slate of announcements today. The publisher already made news that it’s instituting open submissions this May, then by announcing the return of fan favorite “Hopeless Savages” and with word yesterday that Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage’s “Lion of Rora” is on tap for summer.
Today the company unveiled the latest piece of their announcement bracket with word that longtime Oni writer Cullen Bunn will reteam with his “Terrible Lizard” artist Drew Moss and “Helheim” colorist Nick Filardi for new series “Blood Feud.” Described as a gothic horror tale,
“Subtitled ‘A Vampire Yarn… With Spiders,’ ‘Blood Feud’ is a book that means a lot to me on a lot of different levels,” the writer said in a statement. “It’s a story that’s been with me for years, and the characters are, in one way or another, people who were important in my life, especially while I was growing up in rural North Carolina and Missouri. Spider Creek, the town in which this horrific little tale takes place, may be fictional, but it’s also very real. It draws bits and pieces from towns like Newton Grove and Dudley and Koshkonong and Thayer to form a place that might very well be the location for an invasion of blood-sucking demonic beasties.
“‘Blood Feud’ is also my chance to re-team with Drew Moss and Nick Filardi. This is a story of humor and horror in the vein of movies like ‘Fright Night’ and Phantasm and ‘Evil Dead 2,’ and I couldn’t think of two co-conspirators to bring this story to life!”
The comic is set to launch on October 7