OBSO/LETE: Check Out The Trailer For This Month's BLADE RUNNER And HELLRAISER Inspired Horror Comic
Horror comic book fans have something to look forward to with the upcoming brutal OBSO/LETE, which takes inspiration from The Crow, Blade Runner, and Hellraiser. The creative team has dropped a trailer!
Dystopian future landscapes are a popular backdrop for countless stories across multiple mediums, including film and comic books. Even in the midst of the pandemic, new projects like Y: The Last Man, Sweet Tooth, and a number of The Walking Dead spinoffs are moving ahead at full steam.
One thing those three titles have in common is that they are all based on comic books, and all three were penned more than a decade before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some fresh comic book titles also utilize a dystopian future setting.
OBSO/LETE is a brand new comic that does just that. Two bartenders in a run-down future city realize their district is being infiltrated and assimilated by cybernetic horrors, reads the synopsis for the book, which is headed to Kickstarter on August 14th.
OBSO/LETE hails from a creative team that includes writer G.A Alexander and artists Justin M. Ryan and Daniela Barisone. Alexander had the following to say about the graphically brutal comic's inspiration.
“We were inspired by movies like Hellraiser and Blade Runner, as well as comics like The Crow and 30 Days of Night that offer a gritty street-level view of the fantastic and often horrific events that take place in their stories.”
Even though the book doesn't hit Kickstarter for another two weeks, the team expects to blow the meager $500 goal out of the water. In exchange for donating, fans will receive OBSO/LETE shirts, a physical copy of OBSO/LETE, and a ‘thanks’ on the credit page of the comic.
We've included the available art stills above, but you can see even more in the full trailer for the bloody comic below. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section as always!
The City, a sprawling metropolis consisting of almost twenty separate districts, is under immense pressure. For the last nine months, the overburdened power system has been on its last legs, forcing the government to implement the Cold Spot Protocol - rolling blackouts that hit different districts at different times to help alleviate the pressure and demand.
Meanwhile, in the darkest corners of The City, something has awoken. Not human, not machine, but somewhere in between. These creatures hunt in the shadows, searching for flesh or technology to assimilate into their number.
OBSO/LETE tells the story of two bartenders, Sandra Ng and Juliette Thomas. Working in District 4, one of the more blue-collar neighborhoods in the city, the two drink-slingers start noticing more and more strange events - increasing blackouts in the city, shadowy figures in every alleyway, and as the nights roll on, the body count rises...
OBSO/LETE comes to Kickstarter on August 14th.