Full Covers And Solicit For Providence #1 By Alan Moore And Jacen Burrows – ‘Defining Modern Horror’

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We teased the first “regular” cover for Providence #1 last week, and let you know that full covers would soon be revealed for the first issue of this long-awaited series by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, returning to the world of H.P. Lovecraft they brough us in The Courtyard and The Neonomicon.The intricacies of H.P. Lovecraft’s world have never been presented in such a fully researched and interwoven narrative, years in the making by both writer and artist.

Today, we can also bring you the solicit description for this issue in an exclusive reveal:

The most important work of 2015 begins here with the long-awaited arrival of Alan Moore’s breathtaking epic PROVIDENCE with his artistic partner Jacen Burrows. In his most carefully considered work in decades, Moore deconstructs all of Lovecraft’s concepts, reinventing the entirety of his work inside a painstakingly researched framework of American history. Both sequel and prequel to NEONOMICON, PROVIDENCE begins in 1919 and blends the mythical visions of HPL flawlessly into the cauldron of racial and sexual intolerance that defined that era on the East Coast of America. Every line from artist Jacen Burrows is perfectly honed to complete this immersive experience. The result is a breathtaking masterpiece of sequential art that will define modern horror for this generation. Invoking a comparison it to a prior literary masterpiece is not something to be handled lightly, but in scope, importance and execution: Providence is the Watchmen of horror.

Moore has designed every cover, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date. There are no ads, all 32 pages are written by Moore, and Jacen Burrows has spent the past two years slaving over the finest detail possible on the pages. The entire work is already written, intricately crafted to tie the most nuanced threads together over the breadth of the series. Painstakingly researched, meticulously produced, this is a sequential masterpiece that will serve as important a call to the next generation of comic book writers as Watchmen did 30 years ago: this is a definitive demonstration of just how good a comic book can be. Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.

And here are our covers for Providence #1, arriving in May from Avatar Press, including a complete box set:

PROVIDENCE #1 REGULAR COVER

Retail Price: $3.99 US

Writer: Alan Moore

Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows

MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 12

Providence01_regularPROVIDENCE #1 PANTHEON COVER

Retail Price: $3.99 US

Writer: Alan Moore

Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows

MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 12

Providence01-PantheonPROVIDENCE #1 PORTRAIT COVER

Retail Price: $3.99 US

Writer: Alan Moore

Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows

MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 12

Providence01-PortraitPROVIDENCE #1 DREAMSCAPE WRAPAROUND COVER

Retail Price: $3.99 US

Writer: Alan Moore

Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows

MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 12

Providence01-Wrap PROVIDENCE #1 WOMEN OF HPL COVER

Retail Price: $3.99 US

Writer: Alan Moore

Covers and Art: Jacen Burrows

MR, Color, 32 pages, monthly, 1 of 12

Providence01-WomenofHPLPROVIDENCE #1 ANCIENT TOME RETAILER INCENTIVE COVER

Providence01_TomePATH TO PROVIDENCE – COLLECTOR BOX SET

Retail Price: $149.99 US

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Prepare for the return of Alan Moore to the frightful world of H.P. Lovecraft with this stunning box set of all that has come before! There would be no Providence without The Courtyard and Neonomicon before it, here is a very special chance to get a set of original first printings of those previous works! All told, this contains 30 covers from the two series, the original Neonomicon Hardcover edition, and the two original promotional posters for Neonomicon – both signed by Jacen Burrows and Alan Moore!

The Complete contents: Courtyard #1 & 2 Regular and Wraparound covers on both. Neonomicon #1,2,3,4 – Regular, Wraparound, Auxiliary, Book of the Dead covers on all four issues. Neonomicon #1 Chicago, #1 New York, #1 San Diego, #2 New York. Neonomicon Hornbook – Regular, C2E2, Motor City, Wondercon, Project CC, and the Signed Leather cover. Neonomicon Hardcover Collection. Two Neonomicon promo posters, signed by Jacen Burrows and Alan Moore.

This is a truly special collectible set but limited to just 100 sets, so these are sure to go fast!

 Avatar Press is the parent company of Bleeding Cool.

(Last Updated February 17, 2015 12:52 am )

About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

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