It’s Midsommar meets The Wicker Man in this break-out original folk-horror series from the pages of 2000 AD – the first volume of Thistlebone is out now!

England, 2019. The secluded rural village of Harrowvale holds a dark past — that years earlier, on a farm bordering the vast tracts of woodland, it hosted a cult that was seeking to escape civilisation and find purity in the old ways, namely worshipping an ancient deity called THISTLEBONE.

Led by the charismatic Jasper Hillman, their pagan beliefs grew ever more radical to the point where they held the young Avril Eason captive with the intention of sacrificing her. But Avril escaped.

Written by TC Eglington (Judge Dredd) and presented in a large format hardcover edition showcasing the lush fully-painted colour artwork by world-renowned portrait painter Simon Davis (Sláine: The Brutania Chronicles), this first volume in an all-new series is a great jumping on point.

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“Simon Davis’ artwork really is some of the best he’s ever done. Magnificent.” – comicon.com

“hits all the right buttons … More please.” – All-Comic

“Feels like visiting a novel by Stephen King. The eerie atmosphere, the supernatural undertones but, perhaps most importantly, the grounded approach to storytelling,” – Multiversity Comics