‘The Conjuring’ horror film franchise is getting a comic book expansion with the release of the five-part miniseries ‘The Conjuring: The Lover.’ The comics serve as a prelude for the upcoming New Line Cinema film ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,’ the third movie entry that retells the saga of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, respectively.
The comic book also serves as a launch for the new imprint DC Horror, which, according to a press release, will “deliver a new level of suspense and terror guaranteed to have fans reading with the lights on, even in daytime. This new, spine-tingling imprint launches with a prelude to the most successful horror movie franchise ever.”
‘The Conjuring 2’ screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and ‘Free Lunch’ author Rex Ogle will write ‘The Conjuring: The Lover’ with ‘Black Crude’ artist Garry Brown illustrating.
The comic book miniseries follows Jessica, who is “a college freshman returning to campus after winter break, bringing with her the anxieties of last semester’s poor grades, the awkwardness of facing a boy she wishes she’d never slept with, and an undeniably unnerving feeling of being watched.”
Supernatural and sinister spirits have targeted Jessica for an unknown reason and now she must unravel the mystery of why it set its sight on her.
DC Comics announced that more titles will be announced in July, following the release of ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ and its comic book prelude.
“From early titles like House of Mystery and House of Secrets to current series featuring Swamp Thing and John Constantine: Hellblazer, DC has always been the home of great horror comics and characters,” said DC editor-in-chief Marie Javins on the upcoming launch. “DC HORROR continues this tradition with new frightening tales from both well-known and new storytellers that will keep fans spooked and entertained.”
DC Comics tweeted out a few teaser images featuring variant covers for the first issue of ‘The Conjuring: The Lover.’
— DC (@DCComics) April 23, 2021