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THE NIGHTMARE CONQUERS ALL With the Nightmare Crew's true plan revealed, Leo Winters must test the limits of his burgeoning power to stop them-but will this play right into their hands? Or, will it cause an even bigger tragedy than the one Leo's putting everything at risk trying to stop? Mike Carey (LUCIFER, THE UNWRITTEN) and fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande (HULK, HACK/SLASH) raise the bar in this pulse-pounding second arc of SUICIDE RISK, which also includes the critically acclaimed standalone story illustrated by spotlight artist Joëlle Jones (ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN, HELHEIM).
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For as long as she can remember, Vampirella has hunted her own kind - driven by the same bloodthirsty compulsions, but directed at her fanged siblings instead of the innocent. She harnesses all the same supernatural strengths, but suffers none of their weaknesses. Why does she stand apart? What is the horrific truth behind her relationship with Lilith, the mother of all vampires? Left shattered by these revelations, Vampirella must survive the machinations of the demon Belial and the Blood Red Queen! Featuring the writing talent of Mike Carey (Hellblazer, X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four) and Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire), with artwork by Mike Lilly (Nightwing) and Stephen Segovia (Wolverine)!
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WHY WE LOVE IT: Mike Carey is one of our favorite writers working in comics today with a track record of sophisticated, character-driven series like The Unwritten and Lucifer. We're honored he's chosen to write his first independent original ongoing series at BOOM! WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: Fans of smart, deconstructed superhero stories like IRREDEEMABLE and DEATHMATCH will get a deeply human look at the effect of super powers on real people's lives. WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Superpowered people are inexplicably rising from the streets and there's a big problem: Too many supervillains, not enough superheroes. Heroes are dying, and cops are dying twofold. Humanity is underpowered and good people are suffering untold tragedies trying to stem the flow. Beat cop Leo Winters is one of those struggling to make a difference. And the answer just might come in the form of two lowlifes with a dark secret.
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When there are only villains, being a hero makes you a...SUICIDE RISK. After barely surviving a super-powered bank heist gone horribly wrong, beat cop Leo Winters vowed to try and find a way to stop them. Following a lead, he discovered two lowlifes who seemed to be able to grant a person powers...for the right price. Thing is: you don't get to choose which power. It's seemingly random, a crap-shoot, a risk. And now Leo will find out just how big of a risk he took... From Eisner Award-nominated creator Mike Carey (THE UNWRITTEN, X-MEN: LEGACY) and hot newcomer Elena Casagrande ( HULK, HACK/SLASH) with covers by Tommy Lee Edwards (Marvel's 1984) and Stephanie Hans, SUICIDE RISK is a high octane, mind-bending exploration of what it means to be a hero.
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With the Nightmare Crew's true plan revealed, Leo Winters must test the very limits of his burgeoning power to stop them -but will using his powers play right into their hands? Or, cause an even bigger tragedy than the one Leo's putting so much at risk trying to stop?
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When Leo decides to fully embrace his powers, something hidden deep inside him will finally find its way to the surface With Nightmare Crew's plan in full affect, Leo will make a decision to change everything.
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Now awake, aware, and furious about what’s been done to him, the murderous super-villain known as Requiem wants answers. There are huge gaps in his memories—he doesn’t understand how he comes to be in this world he doesn’t know, in this life that isn’t his. But he does know there’s no one he won’t hurt or kill to get information. Not even Leo Winters’ family. Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Unwritten) and artist Elena Casagrande (Hulk, Hack/Slash) continue to tell amazing stories in this critically acclaimed third arc of SUICIDE RISK, which also includes the thrilling standalone story illustrated by spotlight artist Jorge Coehlo (Polarity, Venom).
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With Leo Winters' true past revealed, it's time to explore the origins of two of his closest, most fearsome allies: sisters Dive and Aisa! In this special self-contained one-shot, Mike Carey is joined by fan-favorite CAPTAIN MARVEL artist Filipe Andrade to explore the fractious and terrifying world of the supervillain siblings!
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Leo Winters was not the first hero that power-dealers Jed and Hailey turned, but he soon may be their last after a mysterious organization targets the pair for destruction. In this one-shot, Mike Carey reveals the origins of the hapless, larceny-inclinced couple, With art by guest artist Jorge Coehlo (POLARITY).
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The werewoman Shule Borraial faces death by fire in Holt’s palace, and Travis faces a fragment of his forgotten past on the rooftops of the city. Meanwhile, Nostradamus faces the anti-magical might of Malateste. It’s not a good day in Hell for anybody, and for one of the three, it may be their last. But what have you got to be afraid of when you’re already dead and damned? "It's in these self-contained stories that we see how talented Carey is. His imagination and appreciation of the human heart make for storytelling that is both entertaining and thought-provoking." - Fandom.com
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