You should know Steve Niles from the comics juggernaut 30 Days of Night as well as Criminal Macabre with artist Ben Templesmith. He is the premier writer in horror comics (sorry, Robert Kirkman). With that being the case, he attracted another amazing artist to work on this five-part series for DC Comics called Lot 13. Glenn Fabry (Neverwhere) has done some staggering work on this book. The design of the people in the book look reminiscent of the cover to Anthrax's Fistful of Metal album and the facial expressions are horrifyingly amazing. The gore is not exactly visceral but almost dreamlike.
As for the story, Lot 13 is about a married couple that has finally saved up enough money to afford a house for themselves and their three kids. As they are packing up their moving truck, the family starts to see some haunting images but they manage to shake them off. When they arrive at their new house, they find that the father, Ron, has made the mistake of arriving four days earlier than their actual move-in date. With no new house and no apartment to go back to, the family finds a deserted building that rents apartments by the day and settle in for the night.
It doesn't take long for things to get all Shining up in there. The reanimated corpses of a 17th Century Virginians named the Wyatts try to warn Ron and his family to escape the curse of the chaos worshiping Judge and his army of the dead. After Ron's long and strange trip of trying to re-write the wrongs done to the Wyatts, things turn Army of Darkness as the suburbanites dare the damned townspeople to come get some. What happens next will give you goosebumps.
Lot 13 #1-5 are available in the single issues now. The trade paperback will be available Aug 13 from DC.