Lonnie Nadler & Jenna Cha bring Sprawling Body Horror Epic ‘The Sickness’ to Uncivilized Books this June

“Feeling sick? The Man may be following you…”

Set for release this June from Uncivilized Books, THE SICKNESS reunites Lonnie Nadler and Jenna Cha, the writer/artist creative team behind Vault Comics’ Black Stars Above, for a 14-part “sprawling body horror epic.”

Here’s the official blurb:

1945: Daniel Buss, an anxious teenager living in small-town America, has been experiencing strange symptoms: mood swings, increased sensitivity, and terrifying hallucinations, threatening to ruin his summer vacation before freshman year. Worse, a stalking presence watches Daniel’s every move.

1955: George Brooks—war vet and tireless doctor— nears retirement from his decorated past. When a local housewife murders her entire family, her son—the sole survivor—is put into his care; George grows obsessed with uncovering what could drive an ordinary person to such brutality.

Though they live a decade apart, their fates intertwine through a horrifying illness and the haunting figure who follows wherever they go.

As anyone who has followed the Big Comic Page over the last few years will know, we’re huge fans of this particular creative partnership, and with the creators themselves describing this series as “Stephen King’s It but with manga-inspired body horror”, so say that we’re excited for this one would be a massive understatement.  In particular, Cha’s Manga-inspired artwork looks to be a perfect fit for the tone of this particular story, as you can see from the seven-page preview sequence below.

The Sickness #1 goes on sale from Uncivilized Books on June 14th 2023. Keep your eyes peeled for an advance review nearer the time.


The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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