Raven Gregory the writer of The Gift, The Waking, Fly, Irresistible, The Theater, The Wonderland Trilogy, The Dream Eater Saga, The Secret Life Of Crows, and No Tomorrow spins a new terrifying series entitled Widow’s Web, where the “traditional” fairy tale story of boy meets girl ends, and the horror begins. Aided and abetted by Autumn Ivy the pair presents Widow’s Web as a full color, 32-page, six-issue mini-series.
Widow’s Web is set in a world that is not quite our own, the story follows Dahlia White, a particularly unassuming bartender who is living in the strange yet familiar Tcesni City, where she attempts to balance her normal — and sometimes not-so-normal — life with the horrifying secret of who and what she really is. This balance is thrown into complete chaos when a down-on-his-luck, Pterra Atrus, walks through her door, turning her already crazy world upside down.
This world of her’s is not quite that of our own, and is actually a world where not only is everything not quite what it seems, but one in which a new breed of horror awaits all. Much akin to Hotel California, once you enter the Widow’s Web, there is no escape. Widow’s Web #1 has a first edition, Standard Edition sporting an “A” Cover by Nei Ruffino and a standard edition wrap around cover “B” by Mike Krome and Ula Mos. Then the “C” Standard Edition wrap around Cover is by Ian Snyder and Nei Ruffino. This dark tale of horror, was created and written by Raven Gregory along with talented newcomer Autumn Ivy, and features interior art by Ian Snyder (Tales From Wonderland, Ursa Minor), colors by Liezl Buneaventura (Jungle Book, No Tomorrow) with covers by artists Nei Ruffino, Mike Debalfo, Mike Krome, Elias Chatzoudis, and many more.
According to our understanding, the publishing team’s plan is to produce the first four issues of Widow’s Web before releasing the series nationally through a publisher. In this manner, backers get the very best story that they are capable of producing, in a timely fashion and on schedule, without the need to rush or compromise the quality or integrity of the book itself. As we understand it, the first two issues are already in the can, however, the creative team believes that it will take a much longer time to before the book is able to begin recouping its initial production costs, which is why they’ve chosen to go the Kickstarter route.
As many have come to understand, the creating of comics simply isn‘t for the weak of heart and this crew has put in nearly every last dime that they have to make this story the best it can possibly be. Therefore, in order to help offset these costs, they are raising money by producing an early release edition the first two issues — both 32 full color pages, with issue one featuring over 25 pages of story as well as cool extras and bonus features just for the Kickstarter. They have pledged that any monies that they raise past their goal, will go toward the printing and production (as well as taxes, Kickstarter fees, shipping, etc.), as well as costs of future issues of the series.
Needless to say, none of this will happen without fan support. In return, backers will have the first chance to get an initial look at this series, as well as the unique opportunity to grab some very cool rewards and exclusives you’ve ever laid your eyes on, by some very talented artists.
This project will be funded on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.