Hey there, DC fans! Do you like horror? Well, if you do, then you’re in luck, as DC Comics is getting ready to launch a brand new, horror-centric imprint, simply labeled DC HORROR. And to start things off, we will be getting a miniseries titled The Conjuring: The Lover, which will act as a lead up to the upcoming third film in the mega hit, horror franchise, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.
This 5-issue miniseries will be written by the co-writer of The Conjuring 2 and the screenwriter of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, along side NYT best selling author Rex Ogle. Some of you may recognize Johnson-McGoldrick’s name as he also co-wrote Aquaman and was recently announced to be returning for the sequel.
DC Horror will be a 17+ imprint and will “deliver a new level of suspense and terror guaranteed to have fans reading with the lights on, even in daytime.” And that sounds fantastic to me!
The Conjuring: The Lover will launch digitally on June 4, alongside the release of the new film. There are also more titles scheduled to launch in October, just in time for Halloween.
Check out the covers below, as well as the trailer for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, in theaters and on HBO Max on June 4.
NEW DC HORROR IMPRINT TO LAUNCH WITH
THE CONJURING: THE LOVER, A PRELUDE TO NEW LINE CINEMA’S
THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT
Five-Issue Limited Series Co-written by The Conjuring 2 and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Rex Ogle
Additional DC HORROR Titles Scheduled to Launch October 2021
Issue #1 Available in Comic Book Stores and Digitally June 4, 2021
Beginning this summer, DC HORROR, a new 17+ imprint from DC and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will deliver a new level of suspense and terror guaranteed to have fans reading with the lights on, even in daytime. This new, spine-tingling imprint launches with a prelude to the most successful horror movie franchise ever.
The Conjuring: The Lover is a five-issue monthly limited series that sets up New Line Cinema’s next installment in The Conjuring Universe, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. The series is co-written by The Conjuring 2 and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and New York Times bestselling author Rex Ogle (Free Lunch, Death of Wolverine: Life After Logan, Teen Titans), featuring art by Garry Brown (Babyteeth) and main cover art from comics icon Bill Sienkiewicz. The variant cover is provided by Ryan Brown (Dark Nights: Death Metal), while series artist Garry Brown provides a 1-in-25 “ratio” variant cover (check local comic book stores for availability).
“From early titles like House of Mystery and House of Secrets to current series featuring Swamp Thing and John Constantine: Hellblazer, DC has always been the home of great horror comics and characters,” said Marie Javins, DC editor-in-chief. “DC HORROR continues this tradition with new frightening tales from both well-known and new storytellers that will keep fans spooked and entertained.”
The Conjuring: The Lover expands the tragic story of Jessica, a college freshman returning to campus after winter break, bringing with her the anxieties of last semester’s poor grades, the awkwardness of facing a boy she wishes she’d never slept with, and an undeniably unnerving feeling of being watched.
Jessica soon comes to realize that something evil has made her its target, and it will not rest until it has her in its unholy grip. But why did this sinister presence set its sights on a seemingly normal college freshman?