Spring doesn't really strike one as the most haunting of the seasons (unless you're scared of the Easter bunny). Dark Horse is adding a bit of horror to the season with their plan to release House of Penance--a historical tale of horror by Peter Tomasi and Ian Bertram. The story focuses on Sarah Winchester of the house of the same name.
"The journey that Sarah makes while building the house is intense and scary, and all the horrible things that put her there are going to be revealed during the course of the six issues along with the story of Peck, the gunfighter who goes looking for absolution under the strangest roof he could ever stumble upon," said Peter Tomasi in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly.
House of Penance is a horrific take on the true story of the Winchester haunted house and one woman’s mission to wash away the blood curse of the Winchester rifle that threatens to claim her own life and soul. The Winchester house is famous for its original owner’s bizarre compulsion to incorporate in it a multitude of architectural curiosities. But as the bereaved Sarah Winchester’s workers toil on stairways to nothing and doors to nowhere, a mysterious stranger arrives . . . and he could make Sarah’s demons all too real. In this House of Leaves meets Blood Meridian tale of how fortune brings misfortune, a grim and determined woman oversees the construction of a house twenty-four hours a day for twenty years with a simple motto: “keep busy building or get busy dying.”
House of Penance #1 (of 6) is in stores April 13, 2016. Full press release below.
TOMASI & BERTRAM INVITE YOU TO THE 'HOUSE OF PENANCE'