September 27, 2021
It’s A Quiet Place but with emotions instead of sound in Human Remains by Peter Milligan & Sally Cantirino
In the upcoming horror comic Human Remains, there’s a new breed of monster hunting people – and they find us by our strongest emotions, good or bad. Strong love, strong hate, strong fear – it’s all an appetizer to these new terrors.
Series co-creator/writer Peter Milligan came up with this story during the pandemic, but as he explains it, Human Remains isn’t influenced by the pandemic as much as it was the safety precautions taken in light of it.
“London England, last summer. It was during the first lockdown and my wife and I were walking in Kenwood Park, North London, enjoying the one period of outside exercise we were allowed per day. I watched the people around me, all keeping their distance from each other, all – at least all who had had any sense – somewhat wary,” Milligan says.
“I was struck by how strange this all was. And I thought about all the things that had recently been so natural that we now could not do. All the touching, socializing, kissing, close-up talking. All that everyday human stuff.