Dream Thief–The next big thing… and your own digital swag

Dream Thief Issue 1 cover art Alex Ross

Ok, I’ve been holding back.  I landed my hands on the first issue of Dark Horse Comics’ new series Dream Thief a few days ago and WOW–I am convinced it’s the next big thing.  It’s one of those from outta nowhere books that comic book stores better start ordering in droves for its May 2013 release.

We’ll preview Dream Thief here as we get closer to its release.  What’s it about?  Here’s the official promotional blurb from Dark Horse:

Your dreams… His nightmare! After stealing an Aboriginal mask from a museum, John Lincoln realizes that the spirits of the vengeful dead are possessing his body and mind while he sleeps. His old problems have been replaced by bloody hands and the disposal of bodies—and now remembering where he spent last night has never been more important…

The series is written by Jai Nitz with art by Greg Smallwood.  We’ve reviewed works by Jai Nitz here at borg.com before, like the cool Tron: Betrayal, the comic book prequel to Disney’s big screen Tron: Legacy.  He’s also written some great stories in the pages of Dynamite Comics’ Kato series and the awesome DC Comics tale El Diablo with Phil Hester and Ande Parks.  And the creator-owned series Dream Thief is sure to be Smallwood’s break-out book.

Dark Horse has released this great teaser piece featuring the story’s masked hero that really sums it all up:

Dream Thief teaser

The series has some awesome cover art, including cover work by Alex Ross (above, top) and borg.com‘s favorite cover artist of 2012, Ryan Sook:

Dream Thief Issue 2 Ryan Sook cover art

Nitz and Smallwood will be signing and chatting with fans at Planet Comicon this weekend.  But if you just can’t get there, you can print out these new Dream Thief “inaction” figures as your own home version of Con digital swag, courtesy of Dark Horse:

Dream Thief Paper Doll

Dream Thief Paper Figure 1

Don’t miss Dream Thief, coming to comic book stores with its first issue in May 2013.

C.J. Bunce

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