When Image Comics sent out a press release announcing a new monthly series from Daniel Freedman (Undying Love) and Sina Grace (THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY, NOT MY BAG) called REIGN OF TERROR, the last thing anyone suspected was that it would be a sequel to BURN THE ORPHANAGE, another Image Comics title by the exact same creative team. Here at The Outhouse, however, we ask the questions other sites are afraid to ask, so we asked Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson exactly what he was trying to hide.
"Ugh," said a visibly annoyed Stephenson. "It says it right there in the press release. Come on guys, I don't have time for this nonsense. Lose my number."
Despite Stephenson's evasive tacts, our sources can confirm that REIGN OF TERROR, the first issue of which hits stores on May 7, is indeed a sequel. Stay tuned to The Outhouse for more shocking revalations like this one.
Here's the press release:
THE NEXT CHAPTER OF BURN THE ORPHANAGE BEGINS WITH REIGN OF TERROR #1
Orphan Rock fights his way back onto the shelves in new series
Daniel Freedman (Undying Love) and Sina Grace (THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY, NOT MY BAG) are at it again! The original blow-up hit miniseries about revenge and action is now an all-new monthly Image Comics series called BURN THE ORPHANAGE: REIGN OF TERROR..
Rock finally returns home, only to find his city under siege. And you won’t believe who is the cause of all the chaos.
“We tested our fans with the oversized and sprawling chapters in Born to Lose, so Reign of Terror should feel like an unlocked level of absolute fun,” said Grace. “The gang is back together and we are glad to have them on their home turf, working with and against some familiar faces.”
REIGN OF TERROR moves readers into the the next phase of BURN THE ORPHANAGE. While Rock and his team of street fighters have gone on a lot of adventures together, they've never faced such overwhelming odds. “Friendships and allegiances will be tested as our heroes are put through a gauntlet of new and old foes, betrayal, and oversized robot mayhem,” said Freedman. "Reign of Terror is exciting because it's the first in a series of longer form story arcs we have ready to tell. BURN THE ORPHANAGE is only just getting started."
Rock will be taking back his city in BURN THE ORPHANAGE: REIGN OF TERROR #1, which arrives in stores on on 5/7 and will be available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140488. Cover B by Andy Belanger can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code MAR140489.