Writer Donny Cates and comedian Eliot Rahal are making their Dark Horse Presents debut with Hunter Quaid. DHP is rapidly becoming the book for upcoming talent ready to explode. Could this be the next Black Beetle?
Hunter Quaid is a drunken, misanthropic, time-traveling detective from the forties, but that’s not all! As we follow Hunter on his journeys, we find that not all is as it seems, and sharp-eyed readers will find hidden clues to the book’s needlessly elaborate, totally awesome secret . . . !
“The book is a ton of fun, something that Eliot and I feel is missing from a lot of modern comics. We couldn’t be more excited to begin our story in the Eisner Award–winning Dark Horse Presents. It’s an honor,” stated Donny Cates.
Hunter is not the classic story of a perfect hero, but no matter what, when the chips are down and the world is about to end—Quaid is all we got, and all we need.
“Donny and I love comics; they have the amazing ability to embody positivity, and that’s really what Hunter is about. We were just two desperately alone, and drunk, strangers who became best friends that wanted to write a funny, real, and inspiring character,” Eliot Rahal explained. “Hunter is a labor of love and would be nothing without the uncanny conceptual art of Melissa Curtin, and the deadly color work of Lauren Affe; we are all so honored and thrilled for Hunter to have found his first home at Dark Horse Presents.”
Hunter Quaid appears in Dark Horse Presents #24, on sale May 22nd
You can check out a video of Eliot Rahal trying the comedy thing below. Warning: NSFW language.