Storm King Comics announced this week that it will debut Usher Down, the latest volume in their popular anthology series John Carpenter’s Night Terrors seriesCreated by the writing and art team behind Marvel Comics Sofia Strange and DW’s Sword of Dracula, Usher Down is a chilling ghost story set in history’s most fabled haunted house.

cover of John Carpenter's Night Terrors: Usher Down
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Bringing The Haunting of Hill House to the House of Usher, a young psychic, Dana joins a government expedition to explore the most legendary haunted house of all time, the fabled House of Usher. The house is real, frozen in time in a sinkhole– but what the explorers find there is demonic, alive, and may well have called them for its dark purposes

‘John Carpenter’s Night Terrors: Usher Down’ Synopsis:

“A young psychic joins a government expedition to explore the most legendary haunted house of all time, the fabled House of Usher. The house is real, frozen in time below ground-but what the explorers find there is demonic, alive, and may well have called them for its own dark purposes. Writer Jason Henderson along with artist Greg Scott and colorist Felipe Sobreiro take you underground in Usher Down, the seventh story in Storm King Comics’ anthology series, John Carpenter’s Night Terrors.”

“Here’s the thing. Usher Down isn’t a haunted house story– it’s a haunted house expedition story like the ones Greg Scott and I are obsessed with like The Haunting, Rose Red and The Legend of Hell House”, says writer Jason Henderson. “When you have a house that everyone holds in awe and you put together an expedition and anything can happen. That’s the stuff, that’s what we wanted to make and Storm King made that vision a reality.”

The release of Usher Down coincides with the 10th anniversary celebration of Storm King Comics, the first comic book publishing company to be founded by a woman, producing legend Sandy King Carpenter, with multiple activations planned at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego. Written by Jason Henderson and illustrated by Greg Scott, with colors by Felipe Sobreiro and letters by Ed DukeshireUsher Down kicks off the 2023 slate of the John Carpenter’s Night Terrors imprint.

Usher Down will be available on July 12, 2023, in comic shops and digitally online through GlobalComix. Copies will ship from Amazon, and become available in bookstores on July 25. For now, this horror title is available right away for pre-order!

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