The Deviant #1
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: November 15, 2023
Cover Price: $5.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Joshua Hixson
Cover(s): Marco Checchetto (Main) and Variants (see below)
Format: 48 pgs., Full-Color
Rating: Teen+

Publisher Description.  Multiple Eisner Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (W0RLDTR33, The Department of Truth) and acclaimed artist Joshua Hixson (The Plot, Children of the Woods), and award-winning letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou unite for a pitch-black holiday horror story in The Deviant.  This chilling, nine-issue miniseries is set to launch in November from Image Comics.

As snow falls over Milwaukee in 1972, a blood-stained Santa Claus commits unimaginable atrocities against young men.  Fifty years later, a troubled young writer interviews this so-called "Deviant Killer," who still maintains his innocence from behind bars.  And as Christmas approaches once again, the past returns, wielding a sharpened ax.

  • Cover A by Joshua Hixson
  • Cover B by Joshua Hixson
  • Cover C by Simmonds (1:10 incentive copy)
  • Cover D by Sorrentino (1:25 incentive copy)
  • Cover E by Phillips (1:50 incentive copy)
  • Cover F by Ward (1:75 incentive copy)
  • Cover G by Bermejo (1:100 incentive copy)

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