Comic Crypt: Image Comics Launches New Sci-Fi/Horror Series, TERRORWAR!

Image Comics has announced a new Sci-Fi/Horror series entitled TERRORWAR! The comic is by award-winning artist Saladin Ahmed and horror artist Dave Acosta. The first issue will be ready to launch on April 19, 2023. More details are below.

From The Press Release

Eisner-winning writer Saladin Ahmed (Miles Morales) and superstar horror artist Dave Acosta (Elvira) make their Image debut with the upcoming Terrorwar. Previously published via Ahmed’s “Copper Bottle” newsletter, this ongoing sci-fi/horror series featuring mind bending monster-fighting will launch in print format for the first time from Image in April 2023.

In the world of Terrorwar, Blue City was the last livable place on Earth. Now it’s crawling with Terrors—creatures that transform into their victims’ worst fears. Humanity’s last hope? Muhammad Cho and his overworked, underpaid crew of freelance Terrorfighters.

Terrorwar is partially a tribute to the 1980s cinematic sci-fi I grew up with—big guns! cyberpunk sprawl! eerie lighting! badass dialogue!—but it also tries to look forward, telling that sort of story in a 21st-century way in the aftermath of the War on Terror,” said Ahmed in an exclusive on the announcement with io9. “Working with Dave on this has been an incredible treat. His art goes from war comic action to weird horror to intimate human moments without missing a beat. And we couldn’t be more excited to have Image bringing this to comic shops!”

Acosta added: “Terrorwar is the comic I’ve been waiting my whole career to draw—far out sci-fi, terrifying creatures, social commentary, and a bit of humor. I’m super thankful to be partnering with Saladin again, and I think fans will be shocked when they see what we’ve been cooking.”

Terrorwar #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 19:

  • Cover A by Acosta – Diamond Code FEB230012
  • Cover B by Daniel Warren Johnson – Diamond Code FEB230013
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a group of bestselling artists and has gone on to become the second largest comics publisher in the United States. The company currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, style, and format imaginable. Its titles run the gamut of science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime, humor, and are created by the top artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
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I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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