C2E2 2013: ‘The Occultist’ Returns

By Jorge Solis

What would happen if you mixed the wizardry of “Harry Potter” and the outrageousness of “Trainspotting?” Announced at C2E2Dark Horse Comics is pleased to bring back Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) and the supernatural superhero series, “The Occultist,” for an all-new story arc. Launching in October, the follow-up to the hugely successful 2011 miniseries will have interior art done by  artist Mike Norton (“Battlepug“) and covers by Steve Morris (“Serenity“).

Synopsis:

When the Sword, a mysterious book of powerful spells, binds itself to him, the fact that Rob’s life has been falling apart doesn’t seem like such a big deal. To survive, Rob must learn to control the book’s unpredictable magic, while his life slips even further out of control.

An evil witch doctor wants the Sword to reject Rob, now known as the Occultist, by deciding that he is a bad host in the ongoing war against the realm of the dead. The solution lies in a Catholic schoolgirl who dabbles in death for a quick high.

Readers haven’t seen the last of Rob Bailey as he accidently gained the supernatural powers of The Occultist. What new villains will Rob have to face this time around? Will he be able to finally master his supernatural powers, or will they end up controlling him instead? Having enjoyed the first miniseries, I definitely can’t wait to catch up on the follow-up to “The Occultist.”

The Occultist” will be released in comic shops on October 2.

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