CULT OF THE LAMB #1 (@OniPress) First Look
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CULT OF THE LAMB #1 (Oni Press) First Look

First Look: CULT OF THE LAMB #1 – Devolver Digital’s Worldwide Video Game Phenomenon Sows Salvation in Blockbuster Comic Book Debut

From Acclaimed Creators Alex Paknadel and Troy Little, A Heretic-Smashing New Series Exploring the Cosmology of the Beloved Indie Game Hit from Massive Monster

Oni Press – the multiple Eisner Award and Harvey Award-winning publisher of groundbreaking comic books and graphic novels since 1997 – and indie video game publisher Devolver Digital are proud to present the first-ever look inside CULT OF THE LAMB #1 – the diabolical comic book series inspired by the BAFTA–nominated video game phenomenon that has inspired a cult-like following all its own from millions of fans around the globe. Prepare to join the flock on June 5th when acclaimed writer Alex Paknadel (All Against All, Red Goblin) and Eisner Award–nominated artist Troy Little (Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) adapt and expand the gaming smash hit’s deviously delightful, heretic-smashing story into an all-new, self-contained series perfect for longtime acolytes and new adepts alike!

In a land pervaded by cruelty and evil, the most innocent among us—young Lamb, the last of their kind—was selected to become a final dark sacrifice. Their death would forever seal the darkest of the Old Gods from our realm and usher in a new age ruled by the four eldritch Bishops of the Old Faith. So Lamb died . . . then forged a deal of their own. At the crossroads of eternity, Lamb was met by the imprisoned deity known as the One Who Waits, who revealed the lies and distortions of the false prophets who rule the world above. And so, Lamb was bequeathed the power and responsibilities of the Red Crown and returned to the land of living with unholy powers to exact vengeance and deliver a new cult unto the earth.

Since its debut in 2022, CULT OF THE LAMB has grown a millions-strong following with amusingly dark, satirically biting adventures that cast players into the role of Lamb – a supernaturally resurrected cult leader empowered by an impossibly ancient deity to recruit followers into the thrall of their doom-laden gospel. Heralded as “adorably demonic” by IGN and “troublingly compelling” by The Guardian, CULT OF THE LAMB’s genre-bending collision of anthropomorphic animals and folk-horror iconography amidst a crumbling world of ritual and ruin has earned it widespread critical acclaim and a long list of preeminent games industry awards and nominations – including three BAFTA nominations, a win for “Best Indie Game” from the Golden Joystick Awards, and a win for “Game of the Year” from the Gayming Awards. Most recently, in January 2024, Massive Monster and Devolver Digital released CULT OF THE LAMB: SINS OF THE FLESH – the game’s much anticipated DLC expansion, garnering millions of downloads in its first week of release.

Featuring an unholy host of covers from Carles Dalmau (Soma), Troy Little (Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas), Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs, Feral), Juni Ba (Monkey Meat), Abigail Starling (Aggretsuko, My Little Pony), and Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) with Julie Sakai (Chibi Usagi: Attack of the Heebie Chibis), CULT OF THE LAMB #1 shepherds us into the new faith in comic book stories everywhere on June 5th!