We, as a culture, send a lot of mixed messages about making wishes. It's something that we're supposed to do basically all the time --- Blowing out your birthday candles? Make a wish! Lose an eyelash? Make a wish! Look at the clock at the right time? Make a wish! See a shooting star? Oh you best believe you better be asking the nebulous and unknowable forces of the universe for some money, because it's wishin' time. And yet, even with all of that, the world is full of stories where every time someone makes a wish, it goes horribly, horribly wrong.

But maybe Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton's Shame can change all that with its fairy tale style opening about a kindly old witch who makes a wish for a child of her own, and... oh wait, it says here that she awakens dark forces and ends up giving birth to the most evil woman in the world. Ah well. Check out a preview below!

 

 

And here's the official solicitation from Renegade Entertainment:

 

SHAME
by Lovern Kindzierski, illo. by John Bolton
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover
SRP: $29.99
Age Range: Adult
Publisher: Renegade Arts Entertainment
Distributor: Diamond Comic Distributors
Pub Date: September 28, 2016
Item Code: JUL161865
ISBN: 9781987825046

“Sadly, as often is the case, Mother Virtue’s selfish wish echoed like a dinner bell in the Heart of Darkness.”

Mother Virtue, loved by all and revered by the children in her small town, is the purest woman on earth and longs for nothing more than the blissful country life she already has... except, in her most private and solitary moments, when she secretly pines for a child of her own. In fairy tales, just like real life, the power fueling wishes can be strong enough to make them come true, and this time, a dark entity known as Slur, the Shadow of Ignorance, rises to the task. Mother Virtue is cursed with Slurís child, a being of powerful magic and even more powerful rage the world will come to know as Shame. The two women, vehemently opposed but inextricably linked, shape events the only way they can, with love and retribution, through death and rebirth and war, marching towards a showdown for the fate of humanity that was destined from the start.

A pulse-pounding dark fairy tale about morality and choice, desire and ambition, selflessness and pain, from veteran comics creator Lovern Kindzierski (Heavy Metal, Tarzan) with fully painted artwork by the legendary John Bolton (Books of Magic).