Usually, what writers and illustrators give exclusive previews of upcoming comics, they offer up the first few pages. Lonnie Nadler, however, has gone a step further, creating an exclusive “comic book trailer” for us Black Stars Above #1. What’s a comic book trailer?
“Basically instead of previewing the first few pages of the book as is standard practice, this is a cut-up of the art and text from throughout the issue to give a greater sense of the story/tone,” Nadler explains. “As implied, it’s basically just a trailer in comic form. Nobody really does this, so I think it’s pretty innovative. The trailer was made by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.”
Look for Black Stars Above #1 in stores beginning November 13th. The art is by Jenna Cha, colors are by Brad Simpson, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou did the lettering. Check out the synopsis and “comic book trailer” below.
Order/Pre-order your copy of Black Stars Above #1, HERE.
The year is 1887 and a storm brews. Eulalie Dubois has spent her entire life tending to her family’s trapline, isolated from the world. A chance at freedom comes in the form of a parcel that needs delivering to a nameless town north of the wilderness. Little does Eulalie know, something sinister hides in those woods and it yearns for what she carries. A chilling historical cosmic horror tale of survival from the deranged minds of Lonnie Nadler (The Dregs, Marvelous X-Men) and debut artist Jenna Cha.
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