Nightmare Unknown brings readers the tale of the city that probably sleeps way too much, and dreams terrible dreams. Masson City is the location for tales of the weird, the disturbing, the noir, the heart-wrenching, and the violent. This series takes a page from the Twilight Zone and pushes to bring a line of episodic tales that explore more of the dark alleys and gritty pavement that makes up Masson City. The more stories readers come across, the more they learn about the main character of the comic, which is the city itself. So welcome to Masson City: Where Chandler and Kafka Come to Play!
Here we meet Lou, and Lou has been around for a long time.When he came crashing down to earth, mankind had yet to discover fire. Today, Lou roams Masson trying to keep himself hidden from two groups, one known as the Crypt and the other known as the Factory. The Crypt wants to put him to sleep for all eternity, since his sleep pattern brain waves influence humanity’s mental evolution; the Factory wants to cut him open and root around to see what makes Lou tick.Neither option seems very appealing to Lou.The tale takes an abrupt turn as Lou is abducted by a strange man with a steady aim. The man’s main goal: Sell Lou to the highest bidder—or at least, that’s what he says…Together with Illustrator Rob Dumo., writer James Maddox crafts a tale that spans centuries and cultures in this first tale; however, Maddox has opened his city up to other writers, such as Leslie Lancaster and Brady Sullivan, encouraging them to help discover more of the town’s nooks and crannies, and provide a more diverse title for Broken Icon readers to enjoy.
It is the hope of the creators that Nightmare Unknown raises the bar of what good, noir style stories can be. With diverse interests and a special attention to detail and narrative, the creators of this series will bring this setting to life.
So prepare yourselves, dear readers, for tales of a different kind…