At the beginning of June, DC Comics launched a brand new imprint called DC HORROR, and for their first title we got The Conjuring: The Lover, a prequel miniseries to the recently released third Conjuring film, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.
Well, now we have news of their second title coming out of this line, and that is Soul Plumber. From Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski and Ben Kissel, the hosts of THE LAST PODCAST ON THE LEFT, comes a new six-issue series that dives deep into the sewers of the human soul—also, there are demons.
I know what you’re thinking… that’s a really strange title for a comic book, but even with a strange title, this book sounds fascinating.
Edgar Wiggins, a disgraced former seminary student, is desperate to find a way to answer what he believes is his higher calling. He thinks he’s found it in a seminar hosted in a hotel conference room by the Soul Plumbers, who have a machine that could be the secret to delivering souls from Satan. Edgar’s too broke to buy in, but that’s not enough to stop this true devotee: he steals the blueprints and builds a pirated version with what components he can afford on his gas station attendant salary. Then he goes after a demon, misses… and ends up pulling out something much worse.
“My first comic book was Swamp Thing #32 when I was five years old,” said writer Marcus Parks, “so doing a gross, weird horror comic with DC, featuring art by John McCrea no less, is beyond my wildest fantasies.”
Writer Henry Zebrowski added, “My mom showed me a homework assignment I did in the first grade that asked ‘what do you want to be when you grow up,’ and I wrote comic book writer. This is a dream come true and I can’t wait for you to see the gross story we are telling with DC.”
SOUL PLUMBERS marks the second title in the DC HORROR imprint. “We want to create great stories for people to read, that are scary, creepy, and fun for fans of horror whether or not they’re already comics readers,” said DC Horror editor Katie Kubert. “We’re building on the legacy from classics like House of Secrets with something that’s gross, and scary, and just fantastic.”
With gorgeous art by John McCrea (Hitman; Judge Dredd), SOUL PLUMBER is a hilarious, horrifying roller coaster ride for fans of comics, fans of horror, and fans of horror comics (Tales from the Crypt fans, come on down!). Issue #1 will be available wherever comics are sold on October 5, and digitally on the same day for DC UNIVERSE INFINITE SUBSCRIBERS at dcuniverseinfinite.com. In keeping with the Comics Code Authority, this one’s not for the kids and has an age rating of 17+.
Story by Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski, and Ben Kissel
Art by John McCrea
Cover by John McCrea
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 1 of 6
Open Order variant cover by Tom Neeley
1:25 variant by Riley Rossmo
$4.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 10/5/21
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