Solve Crimes With Forbidden Knowledge That Will Surely Drive You Mad In Van Lente And Vilanova’s ‘Weird Detective’
Honestly, Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova's Weird Detective had me at "Cthulhu Crime."
Seriously, that's one of those magic combinations of words that will get me to give pretty much anything a shot even before I see anything else about it. I mean, there's so many places to go with it! Will we be seeing cultist murders? Formless voids given speeding tickets? A shambling, unknowable horror, the very sight of which can drive someone mad, stuffed into a trenchcoat and fedora, out for revenge against the Goat of the Woods With A Thousand Young that betrayed them during a jewel heist? I'm not sure, but I do know that i'm ready to read it, and the preview that we've got from Dark Horse today is just getting me more and more excited. Check it out below!
Of all of my guesses, the one thing I didn't predict? Toilet crime. Still, that mixture of Lovecraftian horror and mob crime is pretty exciting and intriguing. Here's the official solicitation info:
WEIRD DETECTIVE #1
Weird Detective #1 - APR160084
Fred Van Lente (W), Guiu Vilanova (A)
True Monster Detectives
The streets of New York have been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. And the only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them—it takes a monster to catch a monster.
* Fred Van Lente’s newest original comic series!