LOS ANGELES 08/30/2022 — Today Skybound unveiled a first look at I Hate This Place #5, which concludes the epic first story arc of the supernatural horror series from writer Kyle Starks (Assassin Nation, The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton), artist Artyom Topilin (Ice Cream Man Presents Quarantine Comix Special), colorist Lee Loughridge (Deadly Class, The Good Asian), and letterer Pat Brosseau (Birthright, Manifest Destiny).


The girls have finally left the woods you’re not supposed to go in, but they’re still not safe. They’ll never be safe on Rutherford Ranch, and they’ll never be able to leave it.


“I’m so proud of these first five issues and the tremendous work Artyom, Lee and Pat have done to bring Gabby, Trudy and this awful, awful ranch to life,” said Starks. “They’ve done such incredible work that it thrills me to be able to announce that we’re coming back with another five issues of I HATE THIS PLACE where questions will be answered, dangers will be escalated, and nothing gets any easier for Gabby and Trudy on Rutherford Ranch. If you’ve enjoyed the ride so far things are about to get crazy.”


In order to provide retailers and fans with options, each issue of I Hate This Place will have open-to-order covers by Topilin with clean and explicit cover options, featuring the standard series title and the explicit version of the series’ original title, Fuck This Place.

The available covers for the issue include:

  • I Hate This Place #5 CVR A (Diamond Code JUL220212)
  • Fuck This Place #5 CVR B Explicit Variant (Diamond Code JUL220213)


Both versions of I Hate This Place #5 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, with Cover A also available on digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.


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