Lenore isn’t just from an Edgar Allan Poe poem. In 1992 Roman Dirge created the comic book character Lenore, whom the Los Angeles Times called “An unholy union between Tim Burton and Dr. Seuss.” The 10-year-old dead girl is getting new life for her twentieth anniversary year, with Titan Comics releasing four new “Lenore” issues in the coming months.
For starters, Lenore #5 will be released tomorrow for $3.99 and Lenore has to confront a . . . creepig? Well, it’s a Lenore story, so you know things are going to be twisted and fun. After all, not only does this series star a dead girl, she has a vampire trapped inside her doll. Titan also promises two collectable covers from Dirge coming with this issue.
There’s more to come, including Lenore hardback editions that include the rare #13 and a 2013 Lenore calender.
“Thank goodness I didn’t use all that time to become a doctor or to solve world problems or anything useless like that!” joked Dirge. “Nope. Zombie girl comic.”
There are even plans for a Lenore movie down the line, with Neil Gaiman working as an executive producer. Titan is calling this “The Year of Lenore” and it’s easy to see why.