Media release — Dynamite home entertainment proudly resurrects one of horror’s many notorious villains in Reanimator, a four-issue miniseries written by Keith Davidsen as well as illustrated by Randy Valiente. featuring the notorious Dr. Herbert West — the mad scientist produced by strange fiction author H.P. Lovecraft — Reanimator debuts its very first problem in April as well as features variant covers by comic artists widely known for their horror work: Jae Lee (Dark Tower), Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), as well as Andrew Mangum (Wilder).
In Reanimator, Dr. Herbert West heads to new Orleans to continue his life’s work: the revival of the dead by purely chemical means. To achieve this task, he recruits Susan Greene, a young as well as wide-eyed pharmacologist fascinated by his macabre experiments. at first unfazed by West’s unorthodox methods (including exactly how he funds his research study – by selling zombie brain fluid as a narcotic), Susan may regret her scientific curiosity as sinister forces – those aligned with Elder Gods as well as Haitian Voodoo – begin to line up against the Reanimator. Reanimator blends mad science, Lovecraftian tentacle terror, backwater Louisianan superstition, as well as fan-favorite aspects of such television shows as breaking poor as well as The walking Dead.

Writer Keith Davidsen, writer of the cult comic Poison Elves, says, “H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most impactful writers of the 20th century, an influence on such comic book luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, as well as Mike Mignola, so providing Herbert West – one of his many cherished characters – a well-deserved spotlight in an all-new series just feels right.”

H.P. Lovecraft’s Herbert West – Reanimator very first debuted in the pages of amateur journal house Brew in 1921, a six-part serialized story that introduced the mad scientist as well as his enthralled, unnamed assistant. As Lovecraft’s posthumous renown grew, Reanimator ended up being one of the most recognizable of his characters (second only to Cthulhu, the octopus-like Elder God), as well as appearances in stage plays, anime, as well as a series of film adaptations solidified Herbert West as a bonafide horror icon. Dynamite home entertainment introduced West to comic books in 2005 with the Reanimator #0 one-shot, as well as continued his adventures as a supporting character to Ash Williams in army of Darkness, the company-wide crossover event Prophecy, as well as last year’s army of Darkness/Reanimator special.

Artist Randy Valiante, who had previously dealt with the army of Darkness/Reanimator special, says, “I like working on Reanimator since of the environment as well as the tones of the characters as well as stories. I have been thinking about exactly how the brain works as well as Dr. West is an fascinating psychopath, pure intellect without emotion. Also, I am a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft. I did a couple stories numerous years back with Dagon as well as his other sea monsters, as well as I realized that I have this fascination of drawing tentacles as well as creatures as well as weird stuff. I like organic aspects on my drawings, as well as Lovecraftian stories in shape that well. It’s type of strange, however in some cases his characters provide me chills when I go swimming — you know, tentacles may come out of the water, or a creature might pop out in front of you. It’s frightening as hell.”

“When we very first discussed providing Reanimator his own solo series, Nick Barrucci (the CEO as well as publisher of Dynamite) discussed that the difficulty to conquer is that Herbert West is such a villain. however that’s the charm of the character — he’s so fanatical with his zombie-creating program that he’ll clash with anybody that threatens his work,” states Davidsen. “We’re introducing some really fearsome rivals for West to face, including aspects of Lovecraft’s own Cthulhu mythos, as well as horror fans will like seeing exactly how West navigates or conquers them.”

Regarding the human story of Reanimator, Davidsen says, “Since West is an amoral character, we requirement an ‘everywoman’ character that the audience can determine with, as well as that’s Susan Greene. She’s a bit bit lost, a whole great deal curious about West’s experiments… however ultimately, she’s a good, likeable person. I believe it’s a fun twist on the premise from physician Who, that the physician needs a grounded buddy to serve as his moral compass… however in the situation of Reanimator, we see that Susan feels the seduction of casting her principles aside.”

“Reanimator is lastly going to recognize its untapped potential,” states Nick Barrucci. “Herbert West has been a ideal foil during his crossover appearances in army of Darkness titles, however we’re lastly providing him the spotlight he’s due. Monsters as well as zombies, Voodoo priests as well as druglords, this series hasnull

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