It’s a mystery that kicks off in a familiar way, if you’re a fan of mysteries. But then something happens - not the thing you’d expect, but something far worse. The Nice House on the Lake is an apocalyptic sci-fi/horror tale that barely revs its engine in issue #1, but is sure to take off. It comes from author James Tynion IV (Batman, The Joker, Something is Killing the Children), artist Álvaro Martínez Bueno and colorist Jordie Bellaire.
As you may have guessed, the bulk of the story takes place in a lake house, but “nice” lake house is an understatement. It’s enormous, gorgeous, pristine, and remote—there’s not a single other lake house in sight. It’s located in upstate Wisconsin, and for a week in June, it’s being rented out to a bespectacled guy named Walter. Walter has decided to host a retreat to get away from it all for twelve of his long- time friends. You know guys like Walter. He’s one of those people who have always been a little odd, but not without his charms.
Our cast of characters arrives at the house the way they might in an Agatha Christie novel or a game of Clue. Though every guest knows Walter, no one knew for sure who else was coming. He preassigned each of them a nickname that corresponds to their profession. The Accountant. The Writer. The Comedian. He also assigned them each a symbol. Again, he’s always been a little out there.
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