William of Newbury: Dark Horse Announces Supernatural Historical Fiction Series

Dark Horse Comics has announced William of Newbury, a new “anthropomorphic supernatural series” from Michael Avon Oeming (Blue Book, The Victories).

Per Dark Horse, Oeming’s William of Newbury launches late this coming May. The four-issue limited series is “[l]oosely based on real events in 12th century England during what was known as ‘The Anarchy,’ a time where the country was beset with plague, civil war and demons.”

Check out the cover art for William of Newbury #1 below:

What to expect from Dark Horse’s William of Newbury

“William of Newbury is a tale suitable for all ages, fit for lovers of history, the supernatural and, of course, anthropomorphic folklore,” an official synopsis reads. “William is a neurotic raccoon monk, fearful of the earthly world, but confident and unwavering in the face of true evil. He fights the dead to restore the peace, but his brother is intent on stopping him, fearing for his very soul! With untold darkness threatening the quaint and cute, yet deadly, town of Newbury, William will have to negotiate with thieves, evade his brother and the church, and battle with the undead and evil spirits!”

“William of Newbury wrote the first history of England,” Oeming explained. “Which included accounts of the undead rising from graves and demons flying in the air. I love weird history and William personified it. Come and have some spooky fun with me; Newbury is a safe place to be scared!”

William of Newbury #1 goes on sale Wednesday, May 29 from Dark Horse Comics.

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