VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER, an all-new monthly comic book series debuting in May 2017 from best-selling horror novelist Victor LaValle (The Ecstatic, The Devil in Silver, Big Machine) and artist Dietrich Smith (Shaft, Incredible Hercules). The recipient of prestigious honors including a Whiting Writers’ Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, and an American Book Award, LaValle makes his full-length comic book debut with an intense original series exploring the legacy of the greatest family in horror fiction.
“The country is tearing itself apart. Hell, the whole world is tearing itself apart. All of us seem to be teetering somewhere between annihilation and hope,” said LaValle. “Destroyer is the story of a woman, a mad scientist, facing the same dilemma. And her choice might mean the death of every human being on the planet. I’m so excited to be telling this story, and at this exact moment in time. It will be a hell of a lot fun and thought-provoking, too.”
“Working alongside well-established writer Victor LaValle is a joy in itself and illustrating this legendary monster of lore is a bonus I can’t explain. More importantly, the issues this series addresses will no doubt enthrall and entertain readers, hopefully bringing about introspection in them as well.”
Character designs by Dan Mora
“The role of fiction in our society is as important now as it’s ever been before, and Victor has proven himself to be a vanguard of socially relevant horror,” said Eric Harburn, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Paired with Dietrich’s inimitable illustration, we feel that Victor LaValle’s Destroyer is more than just escapism—it’s a rallying cry.”