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Comic Book Art Debut: Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain

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Originally announced back during the San Diego Comic-Con 2011, we finally have our first look at the artwork from Dark Horse’s comic book adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and and novelist Chuck Hogan’s The Strain. Dig it!

When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Center for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event — an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness.

Adapting the first novel from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain Trilogy, this horrifying first chapter — told in eight issues — deals with an outbreak of diabolical proportions that puts a terrifying twist on the vampire genre.

“When discussing The Strain, Chuck and I agreed on one thing regarding any possible adaptation: It should not start until after we were done with the last book in the trilogy and we would only entertain a medium that would allow us to expand the world and the characters we had created,” said co-creator Guillermo del Toro. “Working with Dark Horse, David Lapham and Mike Huddleston provides us with the chance of expanding it further. A dream come true!”

“The chance to work with del Toro on any project was just too good to pass up,” said writer David Lapham. “But the fact that this is a vicious horror project, that I’m teamed with a great artist, and been given a great amount of creative freedom to interpret the novel has made this a dream project.”

Adapted by writer David Lapham (Stray Bullets, Kull), with art by Mike Huddleston (MK Ultra), the chilling first issue of The Strain arrives on sale on December 14th.

Dig on the eye candy below courtesy of Comic Book Resources.

Comic Book Art Debut: Guillermo del Toro's The Strain

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