Jason McNamara’s “Past Tense” in the summer of 2023 – AIPT

Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, AIPT can exclusively reveal Jason McNamara’s new neo-noir thriller Past. The futuristic tale explores the changing world of technology and the struggles to maintain privacy. Joining McNamara are artists Alberto Massaggia and Paul Little on colors with cover art by Alberto and Sonia Harris.

“For me, horror works best when it reflects real-world concerns,” says Jason McNamara, “if we have a modern bogeyman, it’s our loss of intimacy. I wanted to couple that with my fascination for unsolved mysteries. What if we could send a hidden camera back in time, not to change history, but to see it as it really happened?


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So what Past on?

Ashley is a tour guide at PAST TENSE, a company that sends camera drones into the past to see the most depraved events in history. When Ashley discovers Silas Green, an unknown serial killer working in the past, she begins to arrange “exclusive” tours of his murders. The only problem? Silas is still alive in the present. And when he learns his

“Ashley is exactly the kind of character I like to work on,” says Alberto Massaggia, “She’s strong and stubborn, with a hint of cynicism because, much like the rest of us, she has to face the challenges of life that comes our way. complicated day by day.

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Oregon.Dark Horse Books proudly partners with writer Jason McNamara (The Rattler) to bring you the neo-noir thriller, Past. A chilling futuristic tale exploring our ever-changing technological world and the struggles to maintain privacy. McNamara is joined by esteemed independent comics veterans Alberto Massaggia (Hotline Miami: Wildlife), who did the ink and pencil work for the graphic novel, and colorist Paul Little (bomb queen), with cover art by Alberto and Sonia Harris (The rebound).

Ashley is a tour guide at PAST TENSE, a company that sends camera drones into the past to see the most depraved events in history. When Ashley discovers Silas Green, an unknown serial killer working in the past, she begins to arrange “exclusive” tours of his murders. The only problem? Silas is still alive in the present. And when he learns his

new infamy, he is inspired to come out of retirement to make Ashley his latest victim, now and forever.

“For me, horror works best when it reflects real-world concerns,” says Jason McNamara, “if we have a modern bogeyman, it’s our loss of intimacy. I wanted to couple that with my fascination for unsolved mysteries. What if we could send a hidden camera back in time, not to change history, but to see it as it really happened?

I believe we, like Ashley, would eventually stumble upon a secret best left undiscovered. “

“Ashley is exactly the kind of character I like to work on,” says Alberto Massaggia, “She’s strong and stubborn, with a hint of cynicism because, much like the rest of us, she has to face the challenges of life that comes our way. complicated day by day.

And when it’s all against her another time, she’ll just have to use those traits to deal with the distress and pain that looms before her.

The Past The trade paperback will be in comic book stores June 7, 2023 and bookstores June 20, 2023. It’s available for pre-order for $19.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic book store and bookstore. local.

Praise for The Rattler

“A dark, compelling mystery that contains a gruesome, psychologically charged secret at its heart, ‘The Rattler’ is a fantastic effort to make me sweat while I read a comic book.”

— Multiversity comics

“I’m grateful to know that a graphic novel can still keep me on the edge of my seat with every panel.”

–Nerdlocker

“McNamara hauntingly explores how easy it is for good people to turn bad.”

— The publishers’ weekly

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