Be careful what you wish for. That’s a phrase often said and in the new supernatural horror comic series Specs a group of teenagers are going to learn that the hard way. In a story written by David M. Booher (Canto), drawn by Chris Shehan (House of Slaughter), and colored by Roman Stevens, a group of misfit teens order a pair of novelty glasses that leads to some horrifying consequences.
All that high school students Kenny and Ted want is to not feel like outcasts in their small town in Ohio. But their world is turned upside down when the Magic Specs they ordered unlock a world of unforeseen possibilities…and consequences. Their fun starts out innocent enough, but when they wish that their bully would disappear, things take a cursed turn, with far darker results than they thought possible…
Talking about his new series, Booher said:
SPECS is my most personal story so far. As a gay kid who grew up in the Midwest, I know how it feels not to fit it. Kenny and Ted’s story as outsiders, filtered through the lenses of wish-granting novelty glasses, is my way of reminding that little kid that he’ll find his place in the world.
A story about a magic item that grants wishes… what could possibly go wrong? David Booher, as usual, poured a lot of heart into SPECS and bringing that to life has been such a joy for me.
Editor Elizabeth Brei shared:
SPECS is ’80s adventure movies, supernatural horror, and small town kids going through some very strange events that will change them and their friendships forever. David and Chris have perfectly captured the chaos of teens caught in a trap of their own making and it’ll be up to you, dear readers, to find out if they manage to escape with their lives or sanity intact.
You can look forward to reading Specs #1 this November at your favorite local comic shop or digital comic retailers. The main cover art comes from Skylar Patridge and variants from Shehan, Kevin Wada, David Talaski, and more will be available. Specs will be published by BOOM! Studios.