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Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | Exclusives, News

Today, DSTLRY revealed three new incentive variant covers for SOMNA #1, an erotic folk-horror series written, drawn, and colored by Eisner Award-winning creators Tula Lotay (Barnstormers) and Becky Cloonan (By Chance or Providence, Wonder Woman).

Set amidst the terrifying backdrop of the witch hunts in a quiet 1600s English village, SOMNA follows one woman’s escape from the confines of her puritanical world. Ingrid is unhappily married to Roland, the town’s bailiff and chief witch hunter, who has embarked on a single-minded quest to purge the ‘heretics’ in their midst. After a prominent town leader is found murdered, accusations fly and no one is above reproach from Roland’s deadly crusade. Ingrid has her suspicions about who the real murderer is, but even as she searches for the truth, she’s pursued by a shadowy figure. Ingrid gravitates to the foreboding phantom in ways she can’t resist; does this otherworldly seduction hold the key to the mystery? Or will he damn Ingrid’s soul to the blackest circle of Hell?

Cover A by Becky Cloonan

Cover B by Tula Lotay

The incentive variant covers and artists are as follows:

  • Cover C – Joëlle Jones; 1:10 Incentive Variant

  • Cover D – Junko Mizuno; 1:25 Incentive Variant

  • Cover E – Dave Johnson; 1:50 The Devil’s Cut Incentive Variant

SOMNA spins out from Tula Lotay and Becky Cloonan’s 11-page story “What Blighted Flame Burns in Thee?” from DSTLRY’s debut release The Devil’s Cut, and is an eerie exploration of puritanical oppression and forbidden passion presented in oversized, 48-page perfect bound issues.

SOMNA #1 is available to pre-order now and will be available to purchase at local comic shops on November 22.

Grace Detwiler
Grace Detwiler (@finalgirlgrace) is a freelance film journalist and law student. Her original work can be found on her blog, FinalGirlGrace, as well as in Rue Morgue's print and online publications.