When the Blood has Dried #1 Preview

(W) Gary Moloney (A) Daniel Romero Ulloa (L) Becca Carey (CA) Marco Rudy (CB) Declan Shalvey  (CC) Will Kirkby (CD) Tula Lotay


Years ago, a stranger came to Carraig an Bhun, a little town on the edge of the Southern Territories. The locals eventually came to see this “blow-in,” Meabh of Cklonia, as one of their own. Now, Meabh has taken over as proprietor of The Lough Inn, finding a semblance of peace after a lifetime of adventuring… however, the proposed opening of a branch of the Adventurers’ Guild risks dragging her past into the present. What would the townsfolk do if they discovered their beloved barkeep was once part of a ruthless band of rogue sell-swords masquerading as noble heroes? It’s a tragic tale of loss and redemption that asks what’s left behind long after the bodies are buried and When the Blood Has Dried.


“A fantasy story off the beaten path, with a unique voice, vibrant characters, and beautiful, expressive artwork. The first issue unfurls with a lovely, cinematic cadence. Looking forward to more!”    —Deniz Camp (20th Century Men, The Ultimates)

“When The Blood Has Dried is a gorgeous fantasy western overflowing with crackling dialogue and fascinating characters that pull you in instantly. Moloney and Romero have crafted a rich new world to explore —don’t miss it!”   
—Rory McConville (Spawn, Time Before Time)

“Gary and Daniel have created a world so well-realized– and characters that feel so authentic– that you can’t help but be drawn into this charming and compelling tale.”    —Mat Groom (Inferno Girl Red, Ultraman)

“A BLOODY good introduction to an amusing and vibrant fantasy world.”    Hannah Rose May (Rogues’ Gallery, Harley Quinn)
“Just stunning work from a fantastic creative team. An epic fantasy with hints of Unforgiven. Not one to miss.”    —Ollie Masters (The Kitchen, Snow Blind)

“An incredibly assured debute with impeccable world-building in words and pictures…you’ll wish you could roll a D20 and help with all the ass-kicking to come.”   
—Nick Roche (Scarenthood, Transformers)

“When the Blood has Dried is the sword and sorcery comics we need mofre of. Part epic fantasy, part hard-boiled revenge tail, and I can’t wait for more.”   
—Lan Pitts (Beast Heart Strikers, Psycho Goreman)

“Gorgeous fantasy with a great, unique voice and seamless world-building, can’t wait to see where it goes!”  —Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, Astonishing Times)

“A confident debut with a richly sketchedly main character that you’ll fall in love with. Epic fantasy with gorgeous, energetic art. What more could you want?”   
—Zac Thompson (Cemetery Kids Don’t Die, Into the Unbeing)

“A gorgeously drawn book with evocative characters, crackling dialogue, a truly lived-in fantasy world.   —David Pepose (Spencer & Locke, Savage Avengers)

“This is the fantasy comic I wanted when I was a teenager. Turns out it’s still the fantasy comic I want even though I’m not a teenager anymore. Gary Moloney and Daniel Romero have created a fantasy world and populated it with real characters. That’s some real magic you need to check out.”   —Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Marvel vs. DC)

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