Oni Press has announced they will publish Rogue Planet in April. The horror sci-fi is a new comic book series from Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and Andy MacDonald.
The story features the salvage ship Cortes. The Cortes and its crew are looking for a payload fit for a king on a planet known as the Lonely Orphan.
The Lonely Orphan is a planet without a star system. It is a hostile environment with razor-sharp rock, poisonous vapours and, as the crew discover, something far more horrible.
Cullen Bunn told press;
Rogue Planet is a book I’ve been working on for quite a while, a sci-fi horror story that really digs into my roots as a horror fan” says co-creator and writer, Cullen Bunn. “I remember where I was sitting when I first wrote the title down–I was having coffee with my pal and frequent collaborator Brian Hurtt at Powell’s Books–and I couldn’t stop thinking about the possibilities. I spent a while kicking ideas around, and I came up with a chilling notion that I absolutely loved. It took a while to find the right artist, and I was so thrilled when Andy came on board to draw this title. I’ve been a fan of his work for so long. He really sold the hostility of the setting, the ghastliness of the horrors our intrepid heroes encounter. And then Nick took Andy’s pages and told stories with the colors. I cannot wait for readers to see this book. There are terrors to be discovered and mysteries to be revealed, if you have the stomach for it.”
Bunn is no stranger to horror. He founded Undaunted Press and edited the horror magazine Whispers from the Shattered Forum. Bunn is also the author of the horror novel Crooked Hills.
Artist Andy MacDonald also name checked Nick Filardi and told press;
Rogue Planet was an amazing opportunity for me to work with comic greats Cullen Bunn and Nick Filardi in the sci-fi horror genre that I truly love! It’s also the most difficult project to work on due to bouts of mind-bending fright-paralysis induced from the countless horrors Cullen’s spectacularly chilling script commanded I confront and draw. Stalwart champion of color and fearless comics comrade, Nick Filardi was there to bring beautiful and horrifyingly-vivid color to a project that I was too full of panicked dread to draw without peaking through one shaking hand!
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