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The Conjuring Fans Just Got Awesome Comic Book News

Genre-movie lovers the world over just got a legitimately bone-chilling treat via the trailer for "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It," and it seems the good news just keeps on coming for fans of the blockbuster horror franchise. That franchise has already grown well beyond the original "The Conjuring" movies, with a swathe of spooky spin-off flicks that have proven equally lucrative at the box office. As reported by Bloody Disgusting, "The Conjuring" universe is about to expand even more via a series of comic book tales crafted exclusively for DC Comics' new genre imprint, DC Horror.

For fans of the existing DC Black Label publications, DC Horror will reportedly be a different sort of beast, focusing on tales of terror with no tie-ins to prior DC characters. DC editor-in-chief Marie Javins made that distinction clear in a statement celebrating the upcoming launch of DC Horror, "DC has always been the home of great horror comics and characters. DC HORROR continues this tradition with new frightening tales from both well-known and new storytellers that will keep fans spooked and entertained."

Titles in the DC Horror line will reportedly feature distinctly adult tales of terror, and come with a 17+ age restriction. The first book in "The Conjuring" series will debut on June 4, the same day "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It" is set to hit theaters and land on HBO Max. Comic book fans might be interested to know the first issue in the series will also feature original cover art from comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz, which is pretty darn cool. 

The Conjuring is coming to DC Comics

Regarding the stories DC Horror is, ahem, conjuring for their "The Conjuring" comic book series, they'll all be original tales, though each will reportedly provide backstories for some of creepy items kept in the "Haunted Artifacts Room," and may shed some more light on the lives of real-life supernatural investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga respectively).

As noted by Bloody Disgusting, the first book in the series, entitled "The Conjuring: The Lover," will be a five-issue prelude of sorts to the upcoming "The Devil Made Me Do It." Per the book's accompanying press release, "The Lover" will expand "the tragic story of Jessica, a college freshman returning to campus after Winter break, bringing with her the anxieties of last semester's poor grades, the awkwardness of facing a boy she wishes she'd never slept with, and an undeniably unnerving feeling of being watched. Jessica soon comes to realize that something evil has made her its target, and it will not rest until it has her in its unholy grip. But why did this sinister presence set its sights on a seemingly normal college freshman?"

It's not entirely clear exactly how "The Conjuring: The Lover" sets up the narrative of "The Devil Made Me Do It," but it might be reasonable enough to speculate that the entity stalking Jessica in the story could be the very same wreaking havoc on the Warrens in the new film. As it is, we'll just have to wait and see what DC and their partners at Warner Bros. Pictures have in store for "The Conjuring" comic book series.