Creators of “The Secret Land” and “The Whispering Dark” continue their eldritch horror exploration in new series

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 19, 2024)— The powerhouse duo of writer Christofer Emgård (Hyperscape, Mirror’s Edge: Exordium) and artist Tomás Aira (War Stories, Night of the Living Dead) bring readers more impending doom as Dark Horse presents Beyond the Pale. Eldritch horrors and untold secrets await readers in a story set in the Vietnam War, continuing to expand on the lore created by Emgård and Aira in The Secret Land and The Whispering Dark. Letterer Maguro Mantella (The Ward, Space Job) joins Aira and Emgård in this four-issue miniseries that delves deep into secret horrors and the lies that must be battled to bring their truth to light.


“The senseless insanity of the Vietnam War lends itself especially well to tales of inexplicable horror,” says Emgård. “Beyond the Pale is my humble attempt to capture some of that madness onto the page, and Tomás has outdone himself in depicting the moist, suffocating jungle and the young, forsaken soldiers lost in its dark embrace.


“I’ve been working on it for more than a year,” confirms Aira. “It has immersed me into this hellish world and now I hope to bring the readers in! It’s my most intricate and detailed art yet.”


In Beyond the Pale:


War correspondent Hetta Sawyer is looking into the disproportionate loss of Black soldiers in the Vietnam War. Leads say losses are especially high at Firebase Tartarus, with most of them have simply gone missing, their fate unknown. Something sinister is happening at Tartarus, and Hetta intends to uncover the truth.


The horrors cannot hide from the camera when Beyond the Pale #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on June 5, 2024. Pre-order now from your local comic shop for $3.99.

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