Dive into the Depths of Terror with ‘White Boat #1’

White Boat #1

Illustrated by: Francesco Francavilla

Written by: Scott Snyder



*Very minor spoilers

From the acclaimed team behind Detective Comics and Night of the Ghoul comes a modern horror classic! White Boats are the mega-yachts that the super-rich use to traverse the globe—floating islands where your every desire can be fulfilled. And getting invited on board one should be a dream come true…that is until the crew traps and transports you to a remote island where secret cults have existed for millennia, working on something called “The Human Project.” Does the White Boat ship you to paradise or sink you into hell on earth? WHITE BOAT reunites Scott Snyder, the visionary writer who redefined comic book dread with Wytches and introduced Batman into a terrifying, cerebral era, with modern noir master Francesco Francavilla for a white-knuckle descent into Lovecraftian maritime madness!


Scott Snyder (Batman, Night of the Ghoul, The Wake), a name synonymous with chilling narratives, teams up with the illustrious Francesco Francavilla (Batman, The Black Beetle) to deliver a tale that will haunt your dreams and ignite your imagination. ‘White Boat #1’ is not merely a comic; it’s an experience that transcends the boundaries of horror and suspense.

Imagine the most luxurious mega-yachts, the kind that promise a slice of heaven on earth, but as you set sail, the dream morphs into a nightmare. This is the premise that Snyder and Francavilla masterfully craft in ‘White Boat #1’. The narrative grips you from the first panel and drags you into the abyss of ‘The Human Project’, a secret so profound that it challenges the very essence of humanity.

The artistry of Francavilla elevates this tale, with his unique blend of vibrant yet somber hues painting a world that is as mesmerizing as it is terrifying. His portrayal of characters is intimate, drawing you closer to their fears and hopes, making you a part of their journey on the treacherous seas, especially when it comes to Lee.

For those who reveled in the dread of ‘The Wake’, ‘White Boat #1’ is a spiritual successor that not only matches but surpasses expectations. It’s a narrative that explores our deepest fears of the unknown, the ocean—a vast, unexplored entity that hides as much beauty as it does horror.

The demand for this masterpiece was so high that it sold out before hitting the shelves, an indication to the anticipation and excitement surrounding Snyder and Francavilla’s latest collaboration. And for those who seek something truly special, the Dave Johnson convention cover, once an exclusive, is now within reach, adding to the allure of this must-have issue.

‘White Boat #1’ is a journey you will want to embark on, a story that will pull you into its depths and leave you gasping for air. It’s a modern classic that redefines horror, a comic that should not be missed by any who dare to explore the darker side of storytelling. So, brace yourself for a voyage into the heart of darkness, and remember, not all boats lead to paradise. Some may very well be your voyage into hell.


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