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CRY HAVOC takes a bite out of the comics industry

CRY HAVOC takes a bite out of the comics industry

Posted on October 19, 2015 by Kat Salazar

The gritty new fantasy, military noir series hits stores this January

“The werewolves of London are chihuahuas compared with the hardier breeds we have out here in the regions. With Cry Havoc Si Spurrier, Ryan Kelly and their ingenious colour and design cohorts unveil an electrifying account of black ops, black dogs and weaponised folklore that is unlike anything you've ever seen. Best in show.”
Alan Moore

X-Men Legacy writer Simon Spurrier and superstar artist Ryan Kelly present fiends, fragility, and firepower in an all-new series called, CRY HAVOC. 

"Folklore is saturated with monsters," said Spurrier. "Centuries ago these wonderful fictions were at the bleeding-edge of the Zeitgeist, but they've faded from relevance. Cry Havoc asks what happens when those bright-eyed and bloody-fanged stories force themselves back into the modern limelight. Who resists them, and who gets caught in the middle?" 

"I've been itching to work with Ryan for years," Spurrier added, "but doing so with Image, in a book blending military hardware with a heartfelt take on the supernatural...? That's the stuff of legend."

 First announced at Image Expo, CRY HAVOC mixes the hard-boiled militaria of Jarhead with the dark folklore of Pan's Labyrinth and includes an unprecedented use of multiple colorists—Matt Wilson, Lee Loughridge, and Nick Filardi—to define the story's threads. As the creators themselves wryly note: this is not the tale of a lesbian werewolf who goes to war... except it kind of is. 

Kelly said of the series, “I was begging Si Spurrier to let me draw this, and he did. One of the best scripts I've ever worked on. Top-notch coloring, lettering, design… It's got everything!” 

CRY HAVOC #1 Cover A by Ryan Kelly and Emma Price (Diamond Code NOV150482) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, January 27th. Cover B by Eisner Award-winning artist Cameron Stewart will be available with Diamond Code NOV150483. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, January 4th.