Fame And Power Come At A Price In ‘The Forevers’ #1 [Preview]
Ten years ago, six people on the verge of fame conducted a dark magical ritual. Now they're stars, but at what cost? When one of them realizes that, if any of them dies, the rest become even more powerful... well, that can only lead one place.
The Forevers is a new ongoing horror title by writer Curt Pires and artist Eric Pfeiffer. The first issue comes out tomorrow, September 14, from Black Mask Studios, and we have a preview for you to check out.
The premise, and Pfeiffer's painted art, are reminiscent of a lot of the lesser-remembered Vertigo series from the '90s, which is certainly a compliment, to my mind. Whether the series contains any likable characters that a reader can root for seems up in the air at this point, but the mysteries at its center are still pretty intriguing!
Here's the official word from Black Mask:
Five friends struggling on the brink of stardom sacrifice everything in a black magic pact that brings them all the wealth and glamour they ever wanted. But now, years later, the glow is fading. When one of them is killed in an accident, they each feel a pulse of magic rise in them. They realize the glow is spread evenly among the group, and if one dies that power is passed along to the rest. Suddenly, they are being hunted. One of them has decided to kill the rest and harness the remaining power.
As they search for the killer, each of The Forevers will be confronted by the macabre reality of the lengths people will go to be adored, to make sure the spotlight never fades.