A Demonic Pig Hunt Begins in SWINE From Humanoids [Exclusive Preview]

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Screen Rant is excited to present an exclusive preview for SWINE, a new graphic novel from Humanoids. Professionals within the comic industry are already giving this darkly comic story rave reviews. It arrives next week, just in time for some early Fall creep factor to settle in.

Humanoids has been publishing comics and graphic novels that are being received very positively, including the recently released Lugosi and Space Bastards. Now, the company is releasing a new debut supernatural horror story from a TV industry writer.

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Tyrone Finch is a writer and producer for ABC's Station 19, and now he has written SWINE. He is accompanied on the project by artist Alain Mauricet. Mauricet is a Belgian comic creator who has provided artwork for Star Wars Adventures short comic stories. This graphic novel, coming in early October, blends dark comedy with religious themes. Finch says this story is about, "A man who has served time for killing his beloved wife teams with his sister-in-law to hunt down the demonic beings that were truly responsible for the murder. Pigs, Evil Pigs. Pigs that are determined to rule the planet and then reclaim the heavens. It's also a love story. Seriously! I wouldn't joke about something like that." Check out the exclusive preview here:


This preview shows part of Ellis Rafferty's revenge story. He spent seven years in prison - wrongly convicted for the murder of Becky, his wife. Also included in the preview is his sister-in-law, Zoey. This graphic novel is a road-trip story with one major target in Ellis' mind: pigs. Immortal demons have been cast into the bodies of pigs, making them Legion. For those unfamiliar with Bible stories, the Gospel of Mark includes one in which Jesus faces a man who is possessed and needs to be exorcised. The man is part of a broader group of demons referred to as "Legion". Jesus agrees to turn them into pigs, but upon doing so, the herd drowns themselves in the sea. They fear being thrown into an abyss and choose to end their lives themselves. In this Humanoids graphic novel, it appears that these demon pigs have not actually met their end.

Several creators have provided positive reviews for this new story, including Mark Waid, Gail Simone, Jimmie Robinson, Stuart Moore, Gerry Duggan, and Tom Peyer. Mark Waid says, "I was in love with Ty's script from page one. It's both grim and funny, it's unsettling, and it's weird--all hallmarks of a good Humanoids graphic novel. And Mauricet shines, his art full of detail and full of humanity." Gail Simone echoes his praise: "By page twenty, it was already one of the best graphic novels I'd read in years. By the end, it was one of my favorites ever. Of all time. For God's sake, just buy it."

Jimmie Robinson, author, and illustrator of Bomb Queens (also known for work on Wolverine) says, "Swine delivers a punch on every page. A supernatural road trip beyond Animal Farm driving headlong into the horror of The Island of Dr. Moreau. This is unlike anything you've ever read." This highly praised graphic novel promises to be twisted, entertaining, and bewildering. Comic fans can check out Humanoids' new story based on Biblical exorcisms, SWINE, when it releases October 5, 2021.

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