Skybound today unveiled a first look at Dark Ride #4, which concludes the epic first arc of the hit new horror comic book series. From the iconic Birthright team of writer Joshua Williamson (Batman, Dark Crisis), artist Andrei Bressan (Justice League Incarnate), colorist Adriano Lucas (Nightwing), and letterer Pat Brosseau (Creepshow), Dark Ride takes place in an amusement park known as the scariest place on Earth—Devil Land.
The secret of Arthur Dante’s deal with the devil is revealed. Now, Halloween and Sam, heirs to the empire, must decide whose side they’re really on. It’s an occult world after all…
Click below to check out the first look!
“This first arc of Dark Ride closes with such a blood-curdling cliffhanger — readers won’t see it coming,” said series editor, Amanda LaFranco. “Josh and Andrei have been slowly intensifying the horror each issue, and at the close of this arc, we’re really going to get a look at just what darkness Devil Land has hidden in the park and what’s in store for the Dante family. Things will only get scarier from here.”
Dark Ride #4 continues an impressive variant cover lineup that has run throughout the series’ first arc. In addition to the main cover by Bressan and series colorist Adriano Lucas, Dark Ride’s Cover B variant spotlights park mascot Danny D. Evil, with an issue #4 cover by Michael Walsh (The Silver Coin), while Cover C showcases Devil Land’s resident femme fatale and horror aficionado, Halloween, with the first four issues’ cover art by Sweeney Boo (Over My Dead Body).
Additionally, megastar creator Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs, Star Wars Adventures) is art directing a classic homage poster variant program. The 1:25 incentives will span the Cover D slot of Dark Ride’s first four issues, bringing on a new guest artist for each cover. Dennis Culver (Justice League Incarnate) is the artist at the helm for issue #4, with the Dark Ride world’s rendition of Devil Tales.
Dark Ride #4 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
The full list of covers is below:
- Dark Ride #4 CVR A by Bressan & Lucas (Diamond Code NOV220211)
- Dark Ride #4 CVR B (Danny D. Evil Mascot Variant) by Walsh (NOV220212)
- Dark Ride #4 CVR C (Halloween Character Spotlight Variant) by Boo (NOV220213)
- Dark Ride #4 CVR D 1:25 INCV (Classic Homage Poster Cover) by Culver & Fleecs (NOV220214)