From Top Cow and Image, Destiny Gate brings together various horror themes with one of the worst times in America, the Great Depression.
Desperation in the Depression
Top Cow might be best known for superheroes and over the top action, but the imprint’s latest book goes in a completely opposite direction. In conjunction with Image Comics, Destiny Gate is a tale about the wrong roads taken for a man named Mitchell Slate. And it’s really not the best time for him to make those bad choices, as he’s got a family depending on him in the midst of the greatest financial debacle in US history; the Great Depression.
Life, for the most part, is the product of the decisions you make. For some, a “wrong” decision or two (or more) leads to a crossroads on the other side of the Destiny Gate. Do you fight for a chance to survive and to start anew, or do you succumb to your inner demons and end it all for you and, worse, yours? In this opening tale, we meet Mitchell Slate at the height of the Great Depression. Down on his luck and heading home to a disappointed and desperate family, Mitchell’s train ride veers off the rails and transforms into a macabre and darkly fantastical journey into his own fragile soul.Image Comics press release
Sound interesting? Well, not only did Image and Top Cow think so, but so did Richard Leibowitz, the President of EP1T0ME. A gaming studio, EP1T0ME actually picked up creator and ex-Blizzard artist Paul Limon’s story first. From there, they partnered with the above comics companies, and will be bringing the book to shops this October the 11th. Look for it from the from the creative team of Ryan Cady and Christian DiBari.
And yes, that means that the comic is just the first step for Limon’s idea, as a game will be follow. So stay tuned, because there’s plenty more to come regarding Destiny Gate.