2012 marks the 20th Anniversary of Roman Dirge’s twisted creation, Lenore, the cute little dead girl. To celebrate this milestone, Titan Comics has announced the release of four brand new issues, throughout the year.
Lenore has been described as "an unholy union between Tim Burton and Dr. Suess." She's a 10 year old girl living in a mansion with a variety of strange friends. Oh, did I mention that she's undead? Her buddies include Ragamuffin (a vampire stuck in the body of a rag doll), Pooty (a former bounty hunter for the underworld), next door neighbor Taxidermy, and her admirer Mr. Gosh.
“Thank goodness I didn’t use all that time to become a doctor or to solve world problems or anything useless like that! Nope. Zombie girl comic,” says Dirge commenting on the 20th Anniversary.
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The festivities began this week with the release of Lenore #5. The issue follows Lenore and her friends as they defeat the unstoppable creepig. Collectors should be on the lookout for the two different covers by Dirge.
Titan Books is set to release the fourth volume of Lenore hardcovers entitled Lenore: Swirlies in September. The collection will include the rare #13 which is so rare that I know nothing about it. Also due out later this year is a Lenore 2013 calendar.
A feature film is currently in the works with Neil Gaiman on board as an executive producer. No details have emerged yet, but Lenore fans certainly have a lot to be thankful for in 2012.
I haven't read Lenore, but I did have the privilege of checking out Dirge's work in an art book that Titan released a few months back. He's got a twisted style with a great dark humor to it. If Lenore is anything like that, then I'm on board.
What do you think, Lenore fans? Which release are you most excited about in 2012?
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