ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD. ALL THAT HUNGERS IS NOT HOLY. ALL THAT LIVE ARE NOT ALIVE. Historical horror that chills to the bone, The RUSH. is for fans of Dan Simmons’, The Terror mined with a Northwestern Yukon gold rush edge. Answer the call of the wild north and stampede to the Klondike… This Hungry Earth Reddens Under Snowclad Hills. 1899, Yukon Territory. A frozen frontier, bloodied and bruised by the last great Gold Rush. But in the lawless wastes to the North, something whispers in the hindbrains of men, drawing them to a blighted valley, where giant spidertracks mark the snow and impossible guns roar in the night. To Brokehoof, where gold and blood are mined alike. Now, stumbling towards its haunted forests comes a woman gripped not by greed -- but the snarling rage of a mother in search of her child... From Si Spurrier (Way of X, Hellblazer) and Nathan C. Gooden (Barbaric, Dark One) comes THE RUSH, a dark, lyrical delve into the horror and madness of the wild Yukon. Collects the entire series. For fans of The Terror, Fortitude, Coda, and Moonshine. "The Rush is a chilling bit of historical horror. Rugged and raw and thoroughly researched. It's got such a wonderfully creepy sense of menace but most of all it's the moving story of a mother searching for her child, that's its beating heart. Wonderful work." -- Victor Lavalle "The Rush is a splendidly savage tale of frontier scum and the doom they’ve brought down upon themselves, and the innocents cursed to suffer alongside them. I for one can’t wait to see more." -- Garth Ennis
Gritty historical drama meets supernatural horror in this sumptuously drawn tale set during the Yukon Gold Rush. In 1899, spirited Nettie comes to Alaska in search of her teenage son, Caleb, who was abandoned somewhere in the territories by his gold-hunting father. As she ventures forth, armed with a small pistol, Nettie faces not just the harshness of nature and the violence of remote frontier claims, but mutated monsters, ghostly animals, and a dapper demon in a bowler hat who rides a giant spider. Spurrier's well-researched script evokes a dangerous but irresistibly eccentric world of claimstakers, gunslingers, bear hunters, murderers, and dance hall girls that teems with action even before the supernatural threats arise. The story's disparate elements sometimes have trouble fitting together, but Gooden's evocative, detailed art, alternately drenched in warm sepia tones and chilly winter blues, makes the most outlandish developments eerily convincing. Vibrant characters inhabit cluttered tent cities, makeshift villages, remote cabins, and brooding snowbound forests, all drawn with attention to period detail. The book strikes a wealthy mixed vein of sophisticated psychological chills and monstrous horror.