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LOS ANGELES 04/16/2024 — Skybound and Image Comics today unveiled a chilling first look at Dark Ride #12, the epic series finale from the iconic Birthright team of writer Joshua Williamson (Duke, DC’s Superman), artist Andrei Bressan (DC’s Justice League Incarnate), colorist Adriano Lucas (DC’s Nightwing), and letterer Pat Brosseau (Creepshow). The finale of the acclaimed amusement park horror series arrives in comic book shops on May 15, 2024. 

“Thank you to everyone who bought the Dark Ride series,” said Joshua Williamson. “It has been great to find so many readers who were looking for a series that mixed two things that I’m obsessed with…horror and amusement parks. From the start the series was about horror and sacrifice, but it was really about family and letting go. 

Andrei, Adriano and Pat have done fabulous work on this series, and this is our second go around with doing a book from start to finish together. They are a team that I would ride a rollercoaster into hell with, and I look forward to our next projects together.  

Keep your arms and legs inside the ride vehicle, because this last issue is a dangerous one.” 

Arthur Dante’s most haunting creation yet is brought to life, and a final sacrifice must be made to take control of Devil Land. But who will it be? 


Dark Ride #12 concludes the impressive variant cover lineup that has run throughout the series. In addition to the main cover by Andrei Bressan and series colorist Adriano Lucas, Dark Ride’s Cover B variant features a frightening collage of Halloween and Danny D. Evil with an issue #12 cover by Caspar Wijngaard (Home Sick Pilots)while Cover C spotlights Devil Land’s femme fatale and horror aficionado, Halloween, by Luana Vecchio (Lovesick).  

Additionally, megastar creator Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs, Star Wars Adventures) continues art directing the classic homage poster variant program that has run throughout the course of the series. The 1:25 incentives now span the Cover D slot of Dark Ride’s third arc, with Jay Fosgitt (Star Trek) at the helm for issue #12.  

“I can’t wait for readers to take one final ride and finish our saga at Devil Land!” said series editor, Amanda LaFranco. “From the very beginning, Josh has been weaving a tale of family horror and laying down the pieces for this big finale, from Arthur’s very first deal with the Devil, to the sacrifice now placed in the hands of each member of the Dante family. The entire creative team has been on fire for this final arc, and Josh, Andrei, Adriano, and Pat have been hellishly delighting on every page. I’m excited for readers to see what we’ve been building to.” 

Dark Ride #12 (Lunar Codes below | SRP: $3.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. 

The full list of covers is below: 

  • Dark Ride #12 CVR A by Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas (Lunar Code 0124IM243) 
  • Dark Ride #12 CVR B by Caspar Wijngaard (Lunar Code 0124IM244) 
  • Dark Ride #12 CVR C by Luana Vecchio (Lunar Code 0124IM245) 
  • Dark Ride #12 CVR D (1:25 Incentive) by Jay Fosgitt & Tony Fleecs (Lunar Code 0124IM246)  

Select Praise for Dark Ride:  

“The combination of a strong script and strong visuals elevate the first issue – and likely the entire series – to the next level. Or, in this case, circle of Hell.”- Comicon  

“Dark Ride is a thrilling ride: part homage to theme parks, part ’70s exploitation shlockfest, this comic is exactly what horror fans will want to kick off Spooky Season. Don’t skip on it!”- Comic-Watch 

“Finely written and wonderfully illustrated, Williamson and Bressan have another hit on their hands with their homage to amusement parks and supernatural horror.”- Lotusland Comics 

“Dark Ride is proving to be an emotional roller coaster that’s worth riding.”- ComicBook.com 

“Dark Ride haunts with its unsettling mystery and enthralls with superb imagery.”- AIPT Comics 

“Dark Ride has been one of my favorite new horror comics in ages.”- The Beat 

“I’m crazy in love with this series. One of my favorite reads right now.”- Jason Aaron (Avengers, Thor, ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD) 

“I had high hopes for “Dark Ride,” and it absolutely exceeded them.”- Multiversity Comics 

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