Storm King Comics Announces John Carpenter’s ‘Usher Down’ For Summer 2023
by Anton Kromoff
Welcome to the table,
I’m a big fan of haunted house stories. Locke and Key and House of Mystery are books that make me smile. I have always been a fan of the shows where the guy who says he has “spider eyes” and his friends scream “DID YOU TOUCH MY ARM, BRO!” while crackly audio plays time and time again trying to convince you that something said, “Go away.”
The whole haunted house vibe is just fun to me. So I got excited when Storm King Comics announced John Carpenter‘s newest volume of Night Terrors, Usher Down.
The latest volume in the popular anthology series John Carpenter’s Night Terrors, this harrowing ghost story is set in perhaps history’s most fabled haunted house.
Written by Jason Henderson and illustrated by Greg Scott, with colors by Felipe Sobreiro and letters by Ed Dukeshire, Usher Down kicks off the 2023 slate of the John Carpenter’s Night Terrors imprint. The release coincides with the 10th-anniversary celebration of Storm King Comics.
“Here’s the thing. Usher Down isn’t a haunted house story– it’s a haunted house expedition story like the ones Greg Scott and I are obsessed with like The Haunting, Rose Red and The Legend of Hell House,” says writer Jason Henderson. “When you have a house that everyone holds in awe and you put together an expedition and anything can happen. That’s the stuff, that’s what we wanted to make and Storm King made that vision a reality.”
The story follows a young psychic who joins a government expedition to explore the most legendary haunted house of all time, the fabled House of Usher. While the house is real and frozen in time below ground-but what the explorers find there is demonic and very much alive and what is worse, it may have called them for its own dark purposes.
Usher Down will be available on July 12, 2023, in comic shops and digitally online through GlobalComix. Copies will ship from Amazon, and become available in bookstores on July 25th.
Until next time, when a house is haunted you know.