Niles Reunites with October Faction’s Damien Worm for a Twisted Gothic Fable
SAN DIEGO, CA (March 21, 2023) – Legendary horror creator Steve Niles returns to IDW this summer with harrowing Gothic horror outing Brynmore, a five-part comic book miniseries set on a remote island plagued by a sinister generational curse. The grisly supernatural thriller, featuring art by Niles’ October Faction collaborator Damien Worm, debuts in June 2023.
In Brynmore, the recently divorced and newly sober Mark Turner returns to his hometown of Turner Island hoping to rebuild his shattered life and rekindle a relationship with his estranged daughter, Sophie. Planning to renovate the town’s dilapidated church into a home for himself, Mark’s dreams of a second chance soon begin to crumble as he encounters hostility from the locals and finds himself enmeshed in a dark and sinister legacy of intrigue dating back to when the island was first named after his ancestors. Locked in battle with malefic forces beyond his control, Mark must work to uncover the island’s dark history while keeping himself and Sophie safe from harm—and staying away from the bottle in the process.
“I’ve had the title Brynmore in mind for years, waiting for the right story,” says Niles. “This one just felt right. It has themes that I love to work with often: being an outsider in a strange land, the struggles of a single parent, plus a good dose of horror and scares. One of the big motivations for Brynmore was getting to work with Damien Worm again. I love working with him, and he’s really bringing out the big guns for this series.”
“When Steve came up with the idea of Brynmore, I was sure it would be fun,” says Worm. “The history of the island, with its ancestral magical heritage having a direct impact on the story taking place centuries later, was really exciting for me. I also loved watching the characters fight against ancient monsters and personal demons at the same time. Very dark, gritty, atmospheric stuff.”
Brynmore #1 will be available in June 2023 with three variant covers for fans and retailers to enjoy, including Cover A by series artist Damien Worm, Cover B by Francesco Francavilla, and a retailer incentive cover by Martin Simmonds.
“Brynmore is an exciting first step back into the waters of our long-running partnership with Steve and Damien,” said editor David Mariotte. “But as the series will show, you’d best be careful in the water because who knows what horrors lurk beneath…”
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ABOUT THE CREATORS
Writer Steve Niles is best known for 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, October Faction, A Town Called Terror, and Frankenstein Alive, Alive. Niles currently works for comic publishers IDW, Storm King, and Image. 30 Days of Night was released in 2007 as a major motion picture. Other comics by Niles, including Remains, Aleister Arcane, and Freaks of the Heartland have been optioned for film. Steve lives in the desert near Los Angeles with his wife, Monica, and a bunch of animals.
Damien Worm is a comic artist and illustrator, as well as co-creator of October Faction and other creator-owned horror titles. He has worked on titles such as Abigail, Monster & Madman, and video game tie-in comics like Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Evil Within.
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