Family, Freedom, And Killing Monsters In Raiders From Dark Horse Comics

by James Ferguson

Dark Horse Comics has announced Raiders, a new original graphic novel from writer Daniel Freedman and artist CROM about family, freedom, and killing monsters. The comic follows Marken and Maron, two inseparable brothers as they raid dungeons in a land ruled by corrupt royals. They encounter fantastic dangers around every turn, but one day the aging Marken decides to hang up his raiding ax. Both brothers find themselves at the wrong end of the powers that be, stumbling upon a secret that may unravel the entire political system.

Artist CROM says:

Skeletons, swords, dungeons and loot! When I first read the script, it felt like Raiders was the title I’d been training for my entire life. I’ll take dark magic, maces and swords any day but the very human stories behind the characters was not something I was expecting and is just the cherry on top of this super exciting action adventure tale.

Raiders has a nice mix of good-old fashion dungeon raiding with some family elements and political intrigue. It’s certainly got an interesting premise.
Writer Daniel Freedman added:

Raiders is the most emotionally intense human story I’ve written… it just happens to take place in an over the top fantasy world brimming with monster filled dungeons and haunted castles full of dark wizards, goblins, banshees, giant snakes, undead miners and enough loot to pay off the oppressive regime that rules with a gold plated steel fist. I could not think of a better artist for this book than CROM, nor a better home than Dark Horse.

Raiders will be available at your local comic shop on June 10th, 2020 and at bookstores and Amazon on June 23rd, 2020. The 130-page graphic novel will retail for $19.99.

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