ComixTribe is hard at work, publishing the next big indie thing. Of course, they want you to know about it as well. What is that thing? Well, John Lees, Tyler James and Alex Cormack are teaming up to deliver Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare #1 to tell a cop versus contradiction-obsessed killer thriller in the vein of Hannibal and Se7en. Each issue of the series features a standard cover by Cormack and a variant cover by industry superstars and upcoming talent, including Charles Paul Wilson, III, Iain Laurie Joe Mulvey and more.
"Imagine the Joker came to a Gotham WITHOUT Batman?" offered Lees. "That'll give you a hint of the flavor of this series. While current Oxymoron fans are sure to be on board, The Loveliest Nightmare is very much a Year One style series, and the perfect jumping on point for new readers," said Lees.
The Loveliest Nightmare tells the story of Mary Clark, an afflicted detective suffering from a debilitating chronic illness, and reeling from a demotion back to street cop after her partner’s death. She hates being in uniform, resents her young, wide-eyed partner, and is persona non grata with the rest of the police department. She's sleepwalking, but the Oxymoron case wakes her up. When what appears to be a lone nut job in a mask jumping off a skyscraper turns out to be the opening gambit in a killer’s master plan to cleanse a corrupt city of its many contradictions, Mary sees taking him down as a chance to prove herself and earn back her Detective badge. But once the true severity of the Oxymoron's plan is revealed, she realizes there are much higher stakes than her career in play.
"I could not be more excited for this series to drop," says Oxymoron creator and series co-writer James. "Last year, the John Lees made the comic industry stand up and take notice with AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE. His work on this series is equally brilliant. But the real breakout star here is Alex Cormack, who has taken his storytelling to the next level. Alex's linework, paired with the lush colors of Jules Rivera make this one of the most beautifully horrifying books ComixTribe has released yet. You see what I did there?"
Full press release below.