Exclusive: Horror News Network ‘Dwellings No. 1’ Preview

by Rob Caprilozzi

Comic book stores will start to heat up this summer thanks to Oni Press as the publisher will release Dwellings, a bi-monthly limited series from Emmy Award-winning animator and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Jay Stephens.

Each of Dwellings’ three oversized, prestige format issues will be 72 pages long and will include two complete tales. Welcome to Elwich – an oasis of small town perfection, where the schools overflow with cheery-eyed children, lovingly adorned homes line the historic boulevards… and only the crows can see the deep, festering rot that lurks beneath the pristine surface. Murder. Demonology. Possession. Obsession. Elwich has them all on offer—and behind every dwelling awaits a horrifying new story to be told.

“As a young collector in the days before the internet, before our town even dreamt of a comic shop, I remember walking the train tracks on weekends, hunting back issues at garage sales and flea markets, picking up whatever I could find,” said Stephens. “Though considered uncool, I was magnetically attracted to the irresistibly adorable Harvey comics… Casper, Spooky, Wendy and Hot Stuff in particular… and always kept an eye out for that one issue where they finally revealed who murdered Casper the friendly Ghost. If the definition of nostalgia is to ‘return home in pain,’ Dwellings is the most nostalgic work I’ve ever produced. And my re-imagining of that darker Harvey Comics backstory has festered and intertwined with my personal fears into something truly frightening.”

The series will debut on August 9th with a 72-page, first issue with all-new, never-before-seen standard and “bloody” edition covers by Jay Stephens himself, alongside brand-new variant covers by Joe Palmer, Jenna Cha, and Brian Level.

Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more on Dwellings.

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