Tomorrow, August 24th, Issue #1 of IDW’s six-part comic adaptation of Anne Rice’s Servant of the Bones hits store shelves, and we have a look at the covers for the first three issues along with a peek at an excerpt from the miniseries’ debut.
The text has been adapted by Mariah McCourt and edited by Mariah Huehner with art by Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon. To pre-order your copies from TFAW, just click the various covers below.
Issue #1 Synopsis:
Anne Rice, among the most iconic creators in horror, brings one of her richest stories to IDW in this six-part tale of murder, demonic revenge, and the redemptive power of faith.
When a beautiful young woman is brutally slain in the streets of New York City, the demon Azriel sets out to discover who killed her, only to find a far more sinister plot that could end the world. Once a human in ancient Babylon, Azriel is a spirit of rage and terror that gradually rediscovers his humanity through holy vengeance and spiritual love.
Issue #2 Synopsis:
Babylon. The city of gods and kings. Before he became a spirit of vengeance, Azriel was a young Hebrew who could talk to Babylon’s deity, Marduk. And it’s that unearthly connection that leads to his dark destiny, when the city priests and witch Arsenath prepare him to become a ‘living god.’
Issue #3 Synopsis:
Azriel must submit to an ancient ritual and parade through the streets of ancient Babylon after his relationship with the cities most powerful deity, Marduk, is discovered. To save his city and his family, Azriel must become a living ‘god’, enduring the pain and horror of a slow, fiery, death to finally become the Servant of the Bones.
The excerpt comes courtesy of io9; just click on the last photo to see all the panels provided to them by IDW Publishing.
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