Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dark Horse Unveils Alabaster

The latest from author Caitlín R. Kiernan, Alabaster is set in a dark fantasy universe full of very bad things. Set against them? A young girl with a talent for hacking demons into little, bitty, pieces. 

Alabaster is based on Caitlín R. Kiernan’s fan-favorite Dancy Flammarion stories, a dark fantasy series centered around a female teenage protagonist of striking appearance and hidden, terrible depths. For nearly as long as she can remember, seventeen-year-old Dancy Flammarion has fought monsters, cutting a bloody swath through the demons and dark things of the world, aimed like a weapon by a merciless seraph, more taskmaster than guardian.
Part continuation, part reimagining, the series begins with Dancy making and breaking an oath in the name of her seraph, who subsequently abandons her. Injured and alone, Dancy has to find her own way for the first time in her life—and the wolves are closing in.
Alabaster will first appear in Dark Horse Presents #9 (on sale February 22, 2012), followed by the five-issue miniseries Alabaster: Wolves, which throws readers into Dancy’s world with a bang, strips away her seraph, and introduces the two characters who will become her long-term supporting cast. Alabaster: Wolves #1 is on sale April 11, 2012.
Alabaster features artwork by Eisner Award–nominated artist Steve Lieber and cover art by Greg Ruth!
If that cover is anything to go by, then at the very least this is going to be one beautiful book. Look for it in comic shops next year.