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OXYMORON RETURNS IN THE LOVELIEST NIGHTMARE
Heeee's baaacckkk. Oxymoron, the contradiction-obsessed killer is set to return in a new series called The Loveliest Nightmare this August from ComixTribe. The comic, written by John Lees and Tyler James with art by Alex Cormack, follows a cop as she goes against Oxymoron in the vein of Hannibal and Se7en.
"Imagine the Joker came to a Gotham WITHOUT Batman?" offered John Lees. "That'll give you a hint of the flavor of this series. While current Oxymoron fans are sure to be on board, The Loveliest Nightmare is very much a Year One style series, and the perfect jumping on point for new readers."
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Here's the write-up from the publisher:
The Loveliest Nightmare tells the story of Mary Clark, an afflicted detective suffering from a debilitating chronic illness, and reeling from a demotion back to street cop after her partner’s death. She hates being in uniform, resents her young, wide-eyed partner, and is persona non grata with the rest of the police department. She's sleepwalking, but the Oxymoron case wakes her up.
When what appears to be a lone nut job in a mask jumping off a skyscraper turns out to be the opening gambit in a killer’s master plan to cleanse a corrupt city of its many contradictions, Mary sees taking him down as a chance to prove herself and earn back her Detective badge. But once the true severity of the Oxymoron's plan is revealed, she realizes there are much higher stakes than her career in play.
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"I could not be more excited for this series to drop," says Oxymoron creator and series co-writer Tyler James. "Last year, John Lees made the comic industry stand up and take notice with And Then Emily Was Gone. His work on this series is equally brilliant. But the real breakout star here is Alex Cormack, who has taken his storytelling to the next level. Alex's linework, paired with the lush colors of Jules Rivera make this one of the most beautifully horrifying books ComixTribe has released yet. You see what I did there?"
Each issue of the series will feature two covers, a standard version by Alex Cormack and a variant by a variety of artists including Charles Paul Wilson III, Iain Laurie, and Joe Mulvey. ComixTribe used a similar tactic for And Then Emily Was Gone and saw great success with it, so it's no surprise that it's being repeated here.
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I am ashamed to say that my exposure to Oxymoron is very small. The character looks and sounds awesome so it's definitely something I'm going to have to check out. This seems like a great place to start before I go through the back catalog.
More information including teaser images, previews and more will be posted on the new Oxymoron Facebook page in anticipation of the series release this summer. Fans that pick up And Then Emily Was Gone #0, available for free on Free Comic Book Day will be treated to a preview of the book. The first issue of Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare is set to debut in August 2015 at your local comic shop and digitally via ComiXology. You can also order a series subscription directly from the publisher.
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