From the Creator of The Walking Dead
Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it!
Why Read It?
Outcast is a relatively new horror series from the creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman. It has its own well-received television series starring Patrick Fugit as protagonist Kyle Barnes, and for the most part it has been developed alongside the graphic novel so both iterations are at roughly the same plot points. Outcast's art style and tone is completely different than TWD, but it is shaping up to be no less epic than Kirkman's zombie survival series. There are many things to like about it, but one thing in particular Kirkman does great in Outcast (perhaps better than he does in TWD) is filling stereotypical roles with non-stereotypical characters where other authors would have easily settled on the standard tropes to linearly advance the plot. For example, the town preacher gambles, swears, wavers in his faith at times, and overall conducts himself in a way not often depicted in literature & film while still undoubtedly being heroic and kind-hearted. It's also a bit unusual to have the series protagonist truly hated by his community, and yet Kyle Barnes still fights to protect those around him. Only he knows the full story of his past, and he's tortured by the fact that he's unable to tell it to anyone to clear his name. These and other clever plot devices help create a great new original series for those looking for something a little bit different.
Because Outcast is intended to be a true horror series that focuses on demonic possession, it is best-suited for mature readers who won't take issue with the dark setting. Give it a shot by clicking the cover images below to place your requests.