Working with former "Party of Five" producer and comic book writer Allan Heinberg must have planted a creative seed in Jennifer Love Hewitt's head. The "Ghost Whisperer" star, who already appeared in a line of comics based on her CBS TV series character, now has a comic of her own launching in the fall from "Doctor Who" and "G.I. Joe" publisher IDW.
Her new ten-issue series "The Music Box" will be a sequence of horror stories surrounding an old-fashioned device with an ugly history.
“The chance to create my very own comic, and a horror/thriller at that, is like a very fun nightmare come true," said Hewitt. "I've always been fascinated by the notion that an inanimate object can hold as much malevolent energy as a human being can. And when they two meet, or are at cross purposes, very bad things can happen."
The series will be written by former "X-Men" writer Scott Lobdell with artwork from "Alias" painter Michael Gaydos and pencils by Casey Maloney and Adam Archer, as well as George Tuska and Joe Rubenstein.
“Tasked with the responsibility of turning Love's vision into reality has been a total thrill," Lobdell said. "And without giving anything away I can tell you that no one comes away from their encounter with the music box unscathed!"
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