On Tuesday June 1st, DC is launching its all-new DC Horror imprint with The Conjuring: The Lover #1. A five issue mini-series, it will act as a prelude to the upcoming latest instalment in the hit movie series, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, opening up in cinemas and exclusively on HBO Max Friday, June 4th.
Co-written by Daniel Johnson-McGoldrick (screenwriter, The Conjuring 2, Orphan) and Rex Ogle, the series will be illustrated by Garry Brown.
“The prelude introduces college student Jessica, a college freshman returning to campus after winter break, bringing with her the anxieties of last semester’s poor grades, the awkwardness of facing a boy she wishes she’d never slept with, and an undeniably unnerving feeling of being watched.
Jessica soon comes to realize that something evil has made her its target, and it will not rest until it has her in its unholy grip. But why did this sinister presence set its sights on a seemingly normal college freshman?”
Plus, each issue will feature a back-up story that further explore the mysteries of the dreaded artifact room of Ed and Lorraine Warren from The Conjuring Universe.
Issue #1 includes “a bloodcurdling story exploring the frightening origin of one of the items from the Warrens’ haunted artifact room,” and is written by Scott Snyder, with art by Denys Cowan.