While it seems that Dark Horse has had a string of bad luck of late, having lost many of its high-profile licenses such as Star Wars, Buffy and Usagi Yojimbo, their original stories are thriving. It helps when you’re able to attract top talent, such as a duo of Rafaels, specifically Albuquerque and Scavone, both who have done exceptional work. At this week’s New York Comic Con, it’s been announced that they’ll be teaming up for a new original miniseries.
DARK HORSE COMICS INVITES YOU TO DISCOVER THE “HIDDEN SOCIETY”MILWAUKIE, Ore. (October 3, 2019) – Rafael Albuquerque (Eight, American Vampire) and Rafael Scavone (All-Star Batman, Hit-Girl In Rome), the team behind Neil Gaiman’s A Study in Emerald, are teaming up once more in Hidden Society. Written by Rafael Scavone and illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque, Hidden Society invites you to peek into a dark world behind the curtain.Hidden from ordinary eyes, there is a world alongside our own full of deities, demons, and danger—where magic wins out over science and dark secrets lie in wait. Ulloo, the last wizard from the Hidden Society, enlists the aid of a blind girl and her demon, a young magician, and a cursed bounty hunter in order to stop a group of nihilist warlocks from waking the Society’s greatest nemesis: a primeval force that, unchecked, will scorch the planet bare of all life.“After working on a book with the enigmatic 19th century London as the background, we thought that setting our first creator-owned book in the past was a good choice. New York in the 1970s shined like a good starting point for a story about magic, with all the decadence and violence around it. In Hidden Society, we created a place – with a Scorsese flair – filled with mysteries and magic, where complex characters have to team up and become the heroes those times needed.” — Rafael Scavone and Rafael AlbuquerqueHidden Society #1 (of four) goes on sale February 26, 2020, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.