Dark Horse to Publish Hampton / Tinnell Werewolf Book “Riven” in August

A. Quinton — Mar. 11th 2012

From a Dark Horse press release comes news of a 196-page title from artist Bo Hampton and writer Robert Tinnell: Riven.

Riven is a stone killer of a werewolf story with a fragile young woman as a protagonist. It was irresistible for us to create and we’re betting the readers will agree it was well worth the wait,” said Bo Hampton. “She’s adopted from a Romanian orphanage at the age of three and brought to America. At the age of thirteen an accident puts her in a coma—but doctors are completely baffled because her brain waves spike every thirty days—in direct correlation with the full moon.”

Katya has been in a coma for five years, and when she awakes, everything has changed. Now she is a gorgeous teenager with a mysterious, gruesome past, becoming aware of a growing, terrifying power inside her body, triggered by the touch of the full moon, eager to break free . . . Can Katya solve the mystery of her blood-drenched nightmares before they become reality?

Katya, the solution to the mystery is: you’re a werewolf. Now go and enjoy yourself!

Riven goes on sale August 22, 2012 – nine days before the second full moon of the month (a blue moon). Probably not intentional, but a nice coincidence!

  • The reluctant werewolf trope strikes again! Just once I’d like to see/read a story about a well-adjusted individual who isn’t so tormented about contracting lycanthropy.

  • Not yet another female protangists whose conflicted by the curse of the werewolf syndrome. This seems to be quite numerous in comics/books these days. Could we change it up a bit people.