Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool, Monsters Unleashed) and Mirko Colak (Punisher) are teaming up to launch a new series at Aftershock Comics in the first week of July that takes on the legends of King Arthur–in a slightly more horror flavored cocktail than you might have seen before.
Unholy Grail includes many of the key figures from King Arthur stories, including Arthur Pendragon, Merlin, the Lady of the Lake, and even Excalibur and Camelot, but aims to “uncover the truth” about the legends and peel back the “bright lies” of the stories. This is a King Arthur with a “bloody rise” and “unholy reign”, according to Aftershock. In a story where “Arthur descends into darkness”, there are also “Lovecraftian” elements, so we begin to see where they are going with this. It’s a King Arthur and elder gods mash-up that may work quite well since magical and elemental forces have long been a part of the Arthurian mythos. We even get a variant cover by the great Francesco Francavilla to bring the horror elements to the foreground.
Unholy Grail will arrive July 5th from Aftershock Comics with order code: MAY171044