Published on April 18th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning


From the acclaimed creators behind Starman and The Flash comes ‘Patra, a new supernatural series about slasher monsters, mad scientists, and cult movie-inspired horror. James Robinson (Starman) will write the series with art and covers by Scott Kolins (The Flash) and letters by Jim Campbell. Francesco Francavilla will provide the variant cover for the first issue, with Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Matt Wagner, and Kelley Jones illustrating variant covers for subsequent issues.

‘Patra is the first of several new creator-owned comic series helmed by Robinson, with more set to begin in Fall 2024 and into 2025, all to be published by Dark Horse. Stay tuned for more details to come!

“I’m so thrilled to begin my many new series at Dark Horse with ‘Patra and to

work with the incredible Scott Kolins,” said Robinson. “I love that we’re tipping our hats to the many slasher characters from the 1980s while also focusing on one young girl who must face this horror, growing in strength and confidence all the while, as she also solves the mystery of her own existence. I really wanted to do a horror book with some real heart and emotion to it, and I think with Scott, we’ve done just that.”

Kolins added, “I’ve been waiting over a dozen years to draw ‘Patra in a great comic book and to work with James on this slasher mystery! Best horror story I’ve worked on since Solomon Grundy! Our ideas meshed so well on this project – I hope it never ends!!”

In this new horror series, a young girl named ‘Patra wakes up with no memory of her past. All she knows is that a big knife and a horrific mask appear whenever she’s in danger. Oh, that, and a deranged killer, in the tradition of 1980s slasher films, who is slaughtering families in a small mid-western town, and wants to make Patra his victim too.

‘Patra #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on August 21, 2024. It is now available to pre-order at your local comic shop for $4.99.

Praise for Robinson’s Starman and Kolin’s The Flash:

“Through its balanced tone, authentic characterization, and respect for Golden Age superheroes, Starman revolutionized 90s comics.”—CBR

“Perfect reading for anyone who enjoys superheroics with substance.”—Den of Geek on Starman

“James Robinson & Co.’s Starman is an immensely creative and entertaining series for many reasons, but the use of its thematic throughline makes it one of the greatest and most memorable mainstream comics ever released.”—Monkeys Fighting Robots

“There’s nothing like the dynamic, animated quality Kolins brings to Flash’s adventures.”—IGN

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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