This March courtesy of Marv Wolfman and Tom Mandrake, Night Force returns to the DCU. Throughout the book one character was remained a focal point, Baron Winters, a sorcerer who would assemble a team of chosen individuals to fight supernatural threats. The Baron himself did not participate in the missions and would manipulate, sometimes unethically, others to do so for him. This was because, for reasons not revealed, he could not leave Wintersgate Manor, the labyrinthine mansion in Washington, D.C. where he lived. The mansion was located in a special juncture of time and space, allowing him to send his team to different places and times.
Here is how Marv Wolfman describes the new series.
“When I first conceived NIGHT FORCE in the 1980s (which was then illustrated by the amazing Gene Colan) my goal was to create the first graphic horror
novel, something the industry had never seen before,” Wolfman exclusively told THE SOURCE. “Dark, frightening, adult in theme and content, and heavily character driven. I thought of NIGHT FORCE as a series of horror novels about ‘real’ people – as opposed to those with super-powers – who find themselves caught up in situations far beyond their control or understanding.
Aside from Baron Winters and Merlin, there would be no other regular characters, so readers would never know whether our cast would live, die, or be completely changed by their horrifying experiences. Because of the ability to write truly intense horror stories that allowed me to go anywhere I wanted, NIGHT FORCE has always been my favorite creation.
This new NIGHT FORCE story takes place over hundreds of years, but happens in the space of minutes. It is about a frightened young woman, the product of many generations of secret manipulations, a cop who is about to retire from the force and a cold case investigated by his dead FBI father many years before, a mysterious cult that is affecting the future but began on the night George Washington died, and a secret that will change the course of mankind forever.
I am thrilled DC has given me the opportunity to revisit the NIGHT FORCE world once again in this new 7-part miniseries, illustrated by the wonderful Tom Mandrake, and I hope you’ll be thrilled as you read it.”
NIGHT FORCE #1
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by TOM MANDRAKE
Cover by LEONARDO MANCO
On sale MARCH 7 * 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US * RATED T
Marv Wolfman reimagines his classic adventure series for the new millennium!
There’s a conspiracy under way that’s been going on for hundreds of years. One determined cop has unknowingly scratched the surface and suddenly finds himself summoned to Wintersgate Manor. But this chilling menace may prove to be too big even for Baron Winters.
Source: The Source