Experience the terror of “The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs” in a first look at the BOOM! Studios graphic novel
Postpartum depression is an all too real affliction that impacts so many new mothers. It manifests in different ways for different people, but the underlying tragedy is that the presence of something that should bring joy only brings pain and heartache.
It’s interesting, then, that Celine Loup would use it as the basis for her original graphic novel The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs. When new mother Emma begins to exhibit symptoms of postpartum depression, she begins to notice strange behavior from her husband and an unwelcome presence in the house. Is it all in her head, or has something sinister taken root in her home? Either way, does it matter since it’s real to Emma?
We’ll find out this September, so in the meantime check out the preview below.
Your First Look at THE MAN WHO CAME DOWN THE ATTIC STAIRS From BOOM! Studios
"Discover a Young Mother’s Fear of the Relentless Horror That Haunts Her Home in September 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 31, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at THE MAN WHO CAME DOWN THE ATTIC STAIRS, a new original graphic novel in stores September 2019, inspired by the works of Shirley Jackson and Ira Levin, in which acclaimed comics creator Celine Loup weaves a tale of horror and suspense that captures the isolation of postpartum depression, while exploring the very real fears associated with new motherhood.
Emma is madly in love with her husband, has just moved into a beautiful new home, and is absolutely glowing in anticipation of her new life as a mother. But when the baby arrives, things quickly take a dark turn as Emma loses days and nights to the infant’s never ending screams and her husband turns into a stranger before her very eyes. Something is scaring her newborn daughter and causing Emma to see strange things in the shadows as fear takes over the once warm household. But is this terrifying presence real or just imagination? And why doesn’t her husband, who isn’t quite himself, seem to notice that anything is wrong?
The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs will hit comic shops on September 18 and digital retailers September 24.