Publisher Vertigo Announces ‘Imaginary Fiends’ by Tim Seeley and Stephen Molnar
Comic publisher Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics, announced a new miniseries called Imaginary Fiends in collaboration with writer Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival) and artist Stephen Molnar (Star Trek). The duo are bringing in a six issue science-fiction, horror featuring Melba Li, a young woman who attacked her best friend in the woods as directed by “a spider girl named Polly Peachpit”. Though it may seem like a case of an individual plagued by a mysterious mental disorder, it isn’t until Melba turns 18 when she finds out the FBI are involved. Here’s the official synopsis provided by Vertigo:
Years ago, a young girl named Brinke Calle was found covered in blood near the woods in the small rural town of Cannon Falls, MN, when her best friend Melba attempted to murder her. When investigators tried to understand why, Melba revealed that a spider girl named Polly Peachpit told her to. Years later, Melba is turning 18 and will begin her real sentence in federal prison. That is, until a new unit in the FBI recruits her, with an explanation for what happened so many years ago.
Another world exists beyond ours. One that is terrifying, where hungry spectral aliens stalk the minds of the weak and impressionable. And these parasites have leeched onto humanity for too long. But in order to understand them, Melba must first unleash her own monster.
According to a statement by Seeley, this miniseries has been “a chance to tell a story about a broken person and her monster friend”. He adds that it is more “fanatical than anything” he has ever worked on in the past, seeing as Imaginary Fiends takes a horrific approach to that premise. In an exclusive reveal by SyFyWire, it is after the attempted homicide that Melbi spends 7 years in a mental institution until an agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation recruits her as a hunter for the spectral aliens dubbed IMPs (Interdimensional Mental Parasites). There begins her journey of fighting other monsters as she comes to terms with her own.
The first issue of Imaginary Fiends hits shelves on November 15th, 2017 and hosts 32 pages of Melba’s spine-tingling adventure as an IMP hunter. Comic lovers can purchase the issue for $3.99. What do you think of the horror miniseries by Seeley and Molnar? Is this the kind of plot that’s up your alley? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers official Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as they happen, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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