One of the nine new original titles announced to be coming from IDW Publishing, alongside the likes of Scott Snyder's Dark Spaces, TRVE KVLT is a horror-comedy mini-series. Pronounced "True Cult," the comic book brings together satanic cults and burger joints.
The TRVE KVLT concept has already proven popular with horror and comedy junkies alike when the title was successfully funded on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, reaching over $20,000 in support. The Kickstarter page boasts promising quotes from all-star creators, including Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls) and Vita Ayala (New Mutants). Back then, it was planned to be a four-issue mini-series, but the IDW news promises a five-issue limited series run that will begin in August 2022.
The exclusive coverage from GamesRadar+ took a first look at the upcoming TRVE KVLT limited series, written by Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman: Gotham Nights) with art by Liana Kangas (Star Wars Adventures), colors by Gab Contreras (Witchblood), and letters by DC Hopkins (Star Wars). The comic focuses on two employees at the fast-food establishment Burger Lord. There's Marty, a metalhead who has worked at Burger Lord for 15 years, and his new coworker, Alison, who the aforementioned Marty drags into a satanic death cult thanks to his money-hungry nature. Three covers were revealed for the first issue: the main cover featuring the two stars in their natural habitat by Kangas, a variant cover featuring a burger with blood (or ketchup) by Maria Llovet (Faithless), and a final variant with Marty regretting his life choices in the parking lot by Fabian Lelay (We Are The Danger) with colors by Lizard.
Wilson had been wanting to use his idea, which was "set in the world of fast food that had supernatural/satanic elements," and teamed up with Kangas to create this bizarre and wild ride. Kangas sells TRVE KVLT as "if you love the Coen Brothers, Pulp Fiction, and maybe a little bit of Ryan Reynolds or Good Burger humor, this is the book for you." The first issue of TRVE KVLT will release in comic book stores in August 2022.
As part of IDW's Comic Blitz initiative that begins in July 2022, IDW Publishing will be publishing TRVE KVLT as one of those nine new original titles that will be released monthly from an assortment of amazing creative talent. In addition to Wilson and Kangas' mini-series, fans can look forward to Dark Spaces: Wildfire from Scott Snyder and Hayden Sherman, The Hunger and the Dusk from G. Willow Wilson and Chris Wildgoose, Crashing from Matthew Klein and Morgan Beem, Earthdivers from Stephen Gram Jones and Davide Gianfelice, Dead Seas from Cavan Scott and Nick Brokenshire, GolgothaMotor Mountain from Matthew Erman and Lonnie Nadler, Arca from Van Jensen and Jesse Lonergan, and The Sin Bin from Robbie Thompson and Molly Murakami. This is in addition to IDW's popular adaptation titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
TRVE KVLT #1 will be available from IDW Publishing in August 2022.