Kyle Starks and Artyom Topilin's Hit Horror Series Finally Grants Answers to Your Burning Questions

“’I Hate This Place’ is reaching new heights in terror...a tour de force.” — Lotusland Comics

“An amazing tale that is equal parts emotional character-building and stark terror.”But Why Tho

LOS ANGELES 05/09/2023 — Today Skybound revealed a first look at I Hate This Place #9, the penultimate issue of the GLAAD Media Award-nominated supernatural horror series from creator/writer Kyle Starks (Assassin Nation, The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton), creator/artist Artyom Topilin (Ice Cream Man Presents Quarantine Comix Special), colorist Lee Loughridge (Deadly Class, The Good Asian), and letterer Pat Brosseau (Birthright, Manifest Destiny).

Questions will be answered as Gabby and Trudy face terrors from their past, present and future in this issue of I Hate This Place! With just one more issue before the series finale, this is can’t-miss reading of the highest degree.

“Buckle up! We’re so proud to bring you toward the explosive finale to this incredible series.” Said Alex Antone, Editorial Director at Skybound. “While we still Hate This Place, we will always love the story that Kyle, Artyom, Lee, and Pat have told.”

To provide retailers and fans with options, each issue of I Hate This Place debuts with open-to-order covers by Topilin with clean and explicit cover options, featuring the standard series title and the explicit version of the series’ original title, Fuck This Place.

The available covers for the issue include:

  • I Hate This Place #9 CVR A (Diamond Code APR230245)
  • I Hate This Place #9 CVR B Explicit Variant (Diamond Code APR230246)

Both versions of I Hate This Place #9 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, with Cover A also available on digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

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Led by Skybound Entertainment co-founder Robert Kirkman, Skybound Comics is an award-winning imprint of Image Comics and promotes a shared vision to collaborate with top and emerging talent across the comics industry. The Skybound publishing slate includes acclaimed series such as The Walking Dead, Invincible, Ultramega, Stillwater, Fire Power, and Excellence, while also delivering powerful licensed comics, including a partnership with LEGO Books. It is also home to Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult and Middle Grade audiences, launching in June 2022 with Clementine Book One, by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden and set in the world of The Walking Dead. Skybound has seen numerous comics series adapted for the screen, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Outcast, with more projects in development.

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