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Scott Snyder and Jock’s Book of Evil kicks off in October

Evil is coming, and it’s bringing a heck of a creative team with it. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock are teaming again for October’s Book of Evil.

Evil lives

No stranger to the wicked side of comics, Scott Snyder is back and he’s brought one nasty little horror story with him. Book of Evil is the title, and the serialized tale of terror and general nastiness is about to dawn as a part of the creator’s deal with Comixology Originals and Best Jacket Press.

Snyder will, of course, not be alone in the endeavor. Fan-favorite artist Jock will be providing the visuals for the tale, and as you’ll see, it’s a pretty unique one.

Not to mention twisted.

Imagine a world where nearly every baby born is a future psychopath. There’s no answer as to why the change is happening. Is this human evolution? Devolution? A virus? Can it be cured? Regardless, just like that, the new normal is psychopathy.

Homer is a curious, quiet, and determined 12-year-old boy—and an artist. The story of Book of Evil unfolds in first person narration from Homer’s point of view, featuring his journal entries, alongside his illustrations from his journey—as well as excerpts of a cartoon strip called “The Book of Evil.” This popular cartoon featured an everyman named Everett who time traveled, met heroic figures of the past, and murdered them in hyper-violent ways. Was the cartoonist telling a story to entertain? Or was he leaving clues in “The Book of Evil” for those, like Homer and his friends, looking to change the world?

Comixology Originals press release

As you may or may not have gathered, Book of Evil isn’t a typical comic or graphic novel. Instead, it’ll feature both straight prose from Snyder and art from Jock. So it seems like it’ll be an amalgamation of styles.

You’ll find out exactly what Book of Evil will entail, when it arrives on October 4th, 2022. Remember too, that if you’re an Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, or Comixology Unlimited member, the book is included with your subscription. If not, you can grab a copy via comixology.

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