The Curse of Cleaver County captivates its readers with spine-tingling tales set in a land consumed by fear and terror. Follow the dark pursuit of malevolent murderers as they stalk unsuspecting citizens, bringing horror to every corner of this nightmarish county!
Set in the deadliest fictional location in the world, The Curse of Cleaver County is an ongoing anthology series that follows the most grotesque, gruesome, and gore-fueled killers as they haunt, horrify, and harrow the peaceful residents.
In the debut issue written by by Garrett Gunn (Good Boy, Franklin and Ghost), with art by Kit Wallis (Good Boy, We Eat Gods) and lettering by Dave Lentz, Jennifer Harlow heads home to celebrate the sale of her fathers business. But dark secrets from Port Harlow’s past are about to resurface that threaten everything her family’s built over the last 150 years. The creative team will stay intact for the rest of the five-issue first volume.
Gunn gives us enough to get started in the first issue without giving away too much, but would’ve loved a bit more to the story. Wallis’ gritty, graphic violence coupled with Lentz’s outstanding lettering completes the first issue and leaves us wanting more.
The Curse of Cleaver County #1 is available for stores to pre-order, currently in its Final Order Cutoff week. The series launches a massive shared horror universe for Source Point Press. To celebrate this, a surprise FOC 1:10 Ratio Variant of the first issue has also just become available. Issue one is hitting local comic shops shelves March 22, 2023.
What to Expect from The Curse of Cleaver County
Volume Two will see a change in creative team and focus on another location in Cleaver County, and shift focus to its own horrific killer. All stories will play off of each other as well as plant easter eggs for the upcoming volumes.
The upcoming murder mystery comic book roleplaying experience Murder By Mail will also be set in Cleaver County and build out the universe further. “Sometimes projects take a long time to gain steam, and sometimes it’s apparent from the very first page of script or piece of art that it’s a home run. For us, Cleaver County was the latter,” said Gunn.
“The Curse of Cleaver County is one of the biggest horror projects at Source Point to date,” says Source Point Press Editor-In-Chief Joshua Werner. “There is just so much here to love, and countless hours spent building out the intertwining storylines and locations. The excitement that has been building for this series is real, we’re thrilled by the hype that’s been growing amongst our readers.”
The Curse of Cleaver County Heading to the Big Screen
Skibavision has already signed a film deal with Source Point Press for The Curse of Cleaver County to be adapted to the big screen. “I’ve not had a chance to direct a real slasher flick yet, so I’m super stoked to jump into Cleaver County and bring back those 80s/90s slasher flicks that I grew up watching and loved,” says director Brian Skiba.