Many fans of Victorian fiction and classic Gothic monsters were heartbroken when it turned out that last year’s third season of the drama Penny Dreadful on Showtime would turn out to be its last. Although the finale episode gave definitive conclusions to some of the characters, there were many, many plot threads that could have continued forward if the show’s creator John Logan had decided to keep going with the show.
While we won’t be getting a fourth season of the series anytime soon it seems, the folks at Titan Comics are continuing the story in a new comic book series from the creative team of the show’s co-executive producer Chris King as writer, with interior art from Jesús Hervás (Sons of Anarchy). Set six months after the series finale, the new comic book series is called Penny Dreadful: The AwakingIn this new comic book continuation, we find Josh Hartnett‘s character of Ethan Chandler unable to move on from the painful events of the show’s final episode. As he searches desperately for meaning in a world without his beloved Vanessa Ives, ancient words echo across the centuries, and he is called on once again to take up arms against the creatures crawling out of the night.
Titan Comics’ Penny Dreadful #1: The Awaking comes with six fantastic covers to collect from artists including; Stephen Mooney (Half Past Danger), Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven), Shane Pierce (Judge Dredd, Vikings), Louie De Martinis (Penny Dreadful prequel mini-series) and also two incredible connecting photo variant covers. Penny Dreadful #1: The Awaking hits comic stores and digital platforms on April 5, 2017. You can see all the cover images in our gallery below.
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Images: Titan Comics