Bleeding Cool Editor Rich Johnston pens murder mystery in Dark Horse Presents #8! ~ What'cha Reading?

Bleeding Cool Editor Rich Johnston pens murder mystery in Dark Horse Presents #8!


This sounds great! Rich Johnston who’s work I loved in “Doctor Who: A Room With A Deja View” (IDW 2009) peeks his head out of the corridors of the Bleeding Cool website to treat us to a story described as “Miss Marple meets Dexter”!

Dark Horse Presents #8 is turning out to be a must read, Brian Wood’s “The Massive”, a new B.P.R.D. story, now this. I can’t wait for February 8th! Here’s hoping Dark Horse releases some preview pages of this story.

Dark Horse Press release follows:



January 11, MILWAUKIE, OR—From the mind of the infamous editor of Bleeding Cool, Rich Johnston, comes a three-part tale of gruesome gossip: The Many Murders of Miss Cranbourne, set to premiere in Dark Horse Presents #8!

Have you ever wondered how amateur detectives keep stumbling over dead bodies? Miss Cranbourne doesn’t. Because she kills them. Then finds someone else to pin the blame on.

In “The Vicar Slash’d from Side to Side,” Miss Cranbourne is at odds with the local man of God, and so introduces him to his maker. But in a 1940s English village held together by gossip and sharp looks, how will Miss Cranbourne ensure people look in the direction she’d prefer? And what happens when a man from Scotland Yard arrives to take over the case? This is Dexter meets Miss Marple.

“Some people wonder how comic book deals are done. Dark Horse publishing The Many Murders of Miss Cranbourne was a handshake deal made while standing in line at Ralph’s during San Diego Comic-Con. I recommend it to anyone,” states Rich Johnston.

The artist behind the story is Simon Rohrmüller, whose previous one-shot with Johnston, Watchmensch, received critical acclaim.

“Working on The Many Murders of Miss Cranbourne was loads of fun, as aside from the interesting concept, it reunited me with Rich on a project again. Having worked with Rich in the past, and knowing how easy he is to work with, there really was nothing to it; I just jumped straight into it, knowing I’d have a great time,” said Rohrmüller.

Dark Horse Presents #8 is on sale February 1, 2012!

Want more? Here’s a link to Rich’s article about it at Bleeding Cool:

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