NYCC 2013: Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare – The Contradiction-Obsessed Killer Returns
On the final day of the 2013 New York Comic Con independent comic book publisher, ComixTribe, announced Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare, the fourth of four new titles to be released in 2014 revealed at the convention.
Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare, a new series written by Tyler James and John Lees and illustrated by Alex Cormack, will be a new take on The Red Ten villain. Suffering from a chronic illness, and reeling from a demotion after her partner’s death, Detective Mary Clark finds herself on the trail of a serial killer obsessed with contradiction, who is painting a bloody canvass of carnage with the entrails of politicians and powerbrokers in Swanstown.
“While the Oxymoron has been a scene stealer in The Red Ten, and the star of a successful hardcover anthology, I’m thrilled with the prospects of letting him cut loose in his own mini-series,” said James.
Co-Writer John Lees is also excited to get his hands on this character once again. “As far as I’m concerned, Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare is the biggest comic project I’ve ever been part of. In The Red Ten, Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano created an instantly iconic villain who has quickly built up a cult following, and it’s intimidating to now come in and try to add to that legacy. Tyler and I have a story worked out that is going to take readers to some dark, twisted places. Alex Cormack is an incredibly gifted artist who is going to make this one of the most horrifyingly gorgeous (an oxymoron!) books on the stands. If you liked the Oxymoron Volume 1 anthology, you’re going to love this, and you’re going to be horrified, too. Life’s full of contradictions!”
James says that Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmarewill explore new territory for the character, “This will be a take on the Oxymoron that we haven’t seen before. Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare is a cerebral serial killer police procedural in the vein of Hannibal or Seven. It’s the perfect jumping on point for new readers, especially fans of smart crime and horror,” he said.
Alex Cormack, who will illustrate this series, says the series is a welcomed opportunity to reunite with the Oxymoron character, “I’ve loved the character since I read the first issue of THE RED TEN, and drawing him in the Oxymoron Volume 1 anthology was a blast! It’s great to be working working with this psycho again!”
James seems enthusiastic about the dynamic of this creative team, “In the Oxymoron Volume 1 anthology, I worked with John Lees on the delightfully nasty short, Selfless Man. John has a great grasp of the character, and as he’s showing with star-making work on his horror series And Then Emily Was Gone, he is right at home in this genre. Collaborating with him on this was a no-brainer.”
James went on to say, “Likewise, Alex Cormack draws one hell of a creepy Oxy, and his storytelling has grown leaps and bounds over the past few years. I’m thrilled to be working with Alex on this.”
Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare will be a new mini-series debuting in 2014. A second Oxymoron anthology is also in the works for next year.