“Equal parts unnerving horror story and hilarious satire, Dark Ride is brilliant, beautiful, and horrifying reflection of modern day pop culture. Like the theme park it’s set in, it creeps me out and I never want to leave.” – Matthew Rosenberg (What’s The Furthest Place From Here?, DC vs Vampires)
LOS ANGELES 09/08/2022 — Murder, mayhem, and sinister family secrets—sounds like a scream. Today Skybound debuted a brand-new trailer for Dark Ride, the buzzed about new horror comic book series from Birthright creators Joshua Williamson (Batman, Dark Crisis) and Andrei Bressan (Justice League Incarnate).
The epic new trailer grants a sneak peek into Devil Land, the premier horror-themed amusement park for only the bravest boils, ghouls, and gremlins. Its founder, Arthur Dante, guarantees Devil Land is a SCREAM of delight. Enthusiastic employees like Owen Seasons and the loving Dante family wish all patrons a horrifically good time. With Dark Ride, Williamson and Bressan reunite for an all-new 12 issue series about the secrets behind Arthur Dante’s creation and how far his family will go to embrace their demons. Welcome to the Scariest Place on Earth.
Dark Ride debuts with an impressive variant cover lineup that will continue through the series’ first arc. In addition to the main cover by Bressan and series colorist Adriano Lucas, Dark Ride’s Cover B variant spotlights park mascot Danny D. Evil, with issue #1 cover by Martín Morazzo (Ice Cream Man) and Adriano Lucas, while Cover C showcases Devil Land’s resident femme fatale and horror aficionado, Halloween, with the first four issues’ cover art by Sweeney Boo (Over My Dead Body).
Additionally, superstar creator Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs, Star Wars Adventures) is art directing a classic homage poster variant program. The 1:25 incentives will span the Cover D slot of Dark Ride’s first four issues, bringing on a new guest artist for each cover. Fleecs’ Stray Dogs co-creator Trish Forstner is the artist at the helm for issue #1, with the Dark Ride world’s rendition of The Little Demon. Lastly, Dark Ride #1 will also offer a blank sketch cover.
Dark Ride #1 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
The full list of covers for the debut issue is below:
- Dark Ride #1 CVR A by Bressan & Lucas (Diamond Code MAY228047)
- Dark Ride #1 CVR B (Danny D. Evil Mascot Variant) by Morazzo & Lucas (MAY228048)
- Dark Ride #1 CVR C (Halloween Character Spotlight Variant) by Boo (AUG220022)
- Dark Ride #1 CVR D 1:25 INCV (Classic Homage Poster Cover) by Forstner & Fleecs (AUG22023)
- Dark Ride #1 CVR E Blank Sketch Cover (JUL228078)
Official Dark Ride #1 Synopsis:
Devil Land has been the world’s premiere horror-themed amusement park for over 50 years, home to the scariest ride ever created – The Devil’s Due. But when lifelong fan Owen Seasons begins his first day on the job, he will discover the true horrors happening behind the scenes, the truth about the park’s reclusive creator Arthur Dante and that the job of his dreams might just be a living nightmare.