DC Comics is going all-in on the horror genre with new imprint DC Horror, and as we recently learned, the label will launch with a limited series set in the universe of The Conjuring!
The five-issue The Conjuring: The Lover will launch on June 1. It’s being billed as a “prelude” to the franchise’s third installment, co-written by The Conjuring 2 and The Devil Made Me Do It screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. His co-writer on the series is Rex Ogle (Death of Wolverine: Life After Logan), and it’s illustrated by Garry Brown (Babyteeth).
“The prelude introduces college student Jessica, a college freshman returning to campus after winter break, bringing with her the anxieties of last semester’s poor grades, the awkwardness of facing a boy she wishes she’d never slept with, and an undeniably unnerving feeling of being watched. Jessica soon comes to realize that something evil has made her its target, and it will not rest until it has her in its unholy grip. But why did this sinister presence set its sights on a seemingly normal college freshman?”
The monthly series will also feature backup stories that further explore the mysteries of the dreaded artifact room of Ed and Lorraine Warren. Issue #1 contains a bloodcurdling story exploring the frightening origin of one of the items from the Warrens’ haunted artifact room, written by Scott Snyder (Dark Nights: Death Metal), with art by Denys Cowan (Hardware).
Today we’ve been provided with a first look at several interior pages from issue #1 of The Conjuring: The Lover by series artist Garry Brown, which you’ll find down below.