Dark Horse Announces ‘The House Of Lost Horizons’ For May 2021

by Brendan M. Allen

This May, Dark Horse Comics invites readers to The House of Lost Horizons. The four-issue limited series is a locked-room murder mystery written by Mike Mignola, with co-writer Chris Roberson, artist Leila del Duca, letterer Clem Robins, colorist Michelle Madsen, and cover artist Christopher Mitten.

‘Paranormal detective Sarah Jewell and her associate Marie Therése  are puzzled when a weekend trip to a private island off the coast of Washington goes awry. Trapped by a storm and surrounded by myriad suspects who have gathered for an auction of occult items, the intrepid duo must unravel the supernatural mysteries surrounding the guests in the hopes of uncovering the murderer. But all the while bodies keep piling up, and at any moment Sarah or Marie Therése could be next….’

Co-writer Chris Roberson explains, “When Mike Mignola and I first conceived of the character of Sarah Jewell, she was a young woman who would investigate supernatural mysteries alongside the Witchfinder Sir Edward Grey in the 1890s. But then we ended up introducing her first as an older woman in the 1920s, traveling the world with her companion Marie-Thérèse LaFleur in the pages of Rise Of The Black Flame

Ever since then I’ve wanted to do a proper murder mystery featuring the older Sarah and Marie-Thérèse, inspired in large part by my love of Agatha Christie. When we were first discussing the idea that eventually became The House of Lost Horizons, I compared notes with Mike and our editor Katii O’Brien to see who each of us had in mind to draw it. All three of us had put Leila del Duca at the top of our lists, because we knew that she would be perfect for capturing the period setting and the creepy weirdness that ensues.”

The House of Lost Horizons hits comic store shelves on May 12, 2021.

Brendan M. Allen

Brendan Allen has probably had more jobs than you would reasonably believe. Dog trainer? He’s done it. Flooring contractor? You bet! EMT? Army NBC specialist? Road dog for a Celtic rock band? Yes, yes, and och aye! Now he reads comics and writes about them. It's a rough gig. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @SaintAmish where he tweets about comic books and cystic fibrosis awareness.

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