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Si Spurrier talks history, horror, and ‘brainmaking’ in ‘The R.U.S.H.’

September 28, 2021

There are few comics writers working today like Si Spurrier. Whether it’s creator-owned titles like Godshaper, or series like Way of X and Hellblazer, Spurrier effortlessly taps into comic lore and general history/culture to build lush worlds for his inventive and nuanced narratives. However, he may have reached a new career high with his latest endeavor, T.H.E. R.U.S.H.

The series, short for “This Hungry Earth Reddens Under Snowclad Hills,” takes place in the Yukon Territory circa 1899. Amid a “frozen frontier, bloodied and bruised by the last great Gold Rush,” we meet a woman searching for her lost son. Toss in a mysterious stranger, and other residents of a town where “gold and blood are mined alike,” and this chilling western-horror will have you reeling long after you’ve cracked open issue #1.

For a better understanding of the project, Spurrier was kind enough to touch base via email, where he offered up a massive deep dive into nearly every facet of the series. That includes his endless historical research, working with artist Nathan Gooden (and other collaborators), connections and commonalities to his other books, the way to create proper horror, and much, much more.

T.H.E. R.U.S.H. #1 is due out October 27 via Vault Comics.

View original: https://aiptcomics.com/2021/09/28/si-spurrier-talks-the-rush

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