IDW announces new Alan Robert series, “THE SHUNNED ONE”; EXCL ImageBooks/Art/Culture,News Samuel Zimmerman
WIRE HANGERS, CRAWL TO ME, KILLOGY and now THE SHUNNED ONE. The outpouring of creative terror from musician-turned-comics creator Alan Robert continues next year in his latest supernatural series.
A story of heavenly vigilantism, THE SHUNNED ONE focuses on an Angel of Death who goes rogue after being ordered to take several innocent lives. This guilt-ridden death angel begins to carry out his own judgment on humans, based on their actions instead of whether their names appear on the preordained Death List. The angel’s unsanctioned murders instantly alter the balance within the universe and trigger a string of unforeseen disasters that spiral out of control. Banished from Heaven by his Creator and hunted by a pack of vengeful death angels, The Shunned One must hide among the humans to survive while trying to reverse the damage he’s done.
“This will definitely be my darkest series to date,” says Robert. “The tragedies in Newtown and Aurora really hit home for me. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain those families are going through. I suppose THE SHUNNED ONE is my subconscious reaction to events like that—just trying to cope with all this death and my worst fears in my own way.”
THE SHUNNED ONE is out some time in 2014. Keep an eye on Fango for more.