The Suicide Forest #1 (of 4)
El Torres (w) • Gabriel Hernandez (a & c) Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan... which is also the most famous suicide spot in the entire world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming—haunting deep in those ancient woods. This series from the creators of the acclaimed The Veil examines the lives of Alan, an average worker from Tokyo and his rather unhealthy relationship with Masami, and Ryoko, a forest ranger who recovers the suicide victim's bodies from the woods. We discover that behind Ryoko's unconcerned surface lies a secret, and these three lives will be forever changed by the darkness waiting for them in the Suicide Forest. *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information. FC • 32 pages • $3.99 © 2010 Malaka Comic Studio SL.
Cover by Gabriel Hernandez WWW.IDWPUBLISHING.COM � $3.99 S U G G E S T E D F O R M AT U R E R E A D E R S . Just outside of Tokyo there is a vast forest called Aokigahara. One of the most beautiful wilderness areas in all of Japan... and also the most famous suicide spot in the entire world. The old folk tell a tale that the spirits of those many suicides still roam in the deep woods. Prepare to be touched by the darkness lying in The Suicide Forest... Written by Art by el torres gabriel hernande z Lettering by Malaka Studio Edits by bob schreck and James Heff ron IDW Publishing: Operations: Ted Adams, Chief Executive Officer � Greg IDW Publishing: Operations: Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher � Greg Goldstein, Chief Goldstein, Chief Operating Officer � Matthew Ruzicka, CPA, Chief Financial Operating Officer � Matthew Ruzicka, CPA, Chief Financial Officerof Alan Payne, VP of Alan Payne, VP of Sales � Lorelei Bunjes, Dir. � Digital Services � Sales � Lorelei Bunjes, DirectorMarketingServices � Jeff Webber, Director of ePublishing AnnaMaria White, of Digital & PR Manager � Marci Hubbard, Executive � AnnaMaria White, � Alonzo Simon,and Public Relations � Dirk Wood, Dir., Retail Assistant Dir., Marketing Shipping Manager Angela Loggins, Staff Marketing Accountant � Cherrie Go, Assistant Web Designer � Editorial: Chris Ryall, � Marci Hubbard, Executive Assistant � Alonzo Simon, Shipping Manager � STRANGE SCIENCE FANTASY #3. FIRST PRINTING. SEPTEMBER 2010. Strange Science Fantasy & The Projectionist are � & TM 2010 Scott Morse. � & TMAngela Loggins, Staff Accountant � �Cherrie Dunbier, Editor, Special Projects � Andy 2010 Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Scott Go, Assistant Web Designer � Editorial: THE Morse. All rights #1. DECEMBER Idea FIRST PRINTING. The All Rights Reserved. IDW 2010 Malaka Comic of Idea and rights reserved. � 2010 Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Editor Editor-In-Chief Senior Dunbier, Senior Editor, Editor ScottSUICIDE FORESTreserved. � 2010 2010.and Design Works, LLC. Suicide Forest is � & TM Publishing, a divisionStudio SL. AllDesign Works, LLC. Editorial offices: Schmidt, SeniorOfficer, � Bob Schreck, � Scott Editor � Justin Eisinger,Special � Kris Oprisko, Editor/Foreign Lic. � Denton J. Waltz, Idea Santa Fe Street, San Diego, Publishing, a similarities to persons living or dead are purely coincidental. With the Fe Street, San Diego, CA for review Projects � Andy Schmidt, Senior Editor � Bob Schreck, Senior Editor � Justin Eisinger, 5080and Design Works, LLC. IDWCA 92109. Any division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Editorial offices: 5080 Santa exception of artwork used92109. Any purposes, Editor, BooksMariah Oprisko, Editor/Foreign Lic. �Tipton, Editor � TomEditor � � Kris Huehner, Associate Editor Denton Guzman, Editorial Carlos J. similarities contents living publication purely reprinted without the permission artwork used for review purposes, none of the contents of this publication Senior Editor � Mariah Huehner, Editor � Carlos Guzman, AssistantTipton,Uyetake, none of the to personsof this or dead are may becoincidental. With the exception of of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Printed in Korea. Tom Waltz,Assistant � Design: Robbie Robbins, EVP/Sr. Graphic Artist �Editor � Bobby Editor � Neil may Publishing does not read permissionunsolicited submissions of ideas, Printed in Korea. be reprinted without the or accept of Idea and Design Works, LLC. stories, or artwork. Curnow, Assistant Editor � Design: Robbie Robbins, Amauri Osorio, Graphic Artist � Art Director � Chris Mowry, Graphic Artist � EVP/Sr. Graphic Artist � Neil IDW Uyetake, Senior Art DirectorProduction Assistant � Shawn Lee,Artist � Amauri Osorio, Gilberto Lazcano, � Chris Mowry, Senior Graphic Production Assistant IDW Publishing does not read or accept unsolicited submissions of ideas, stories, or artwork. Graphic Artist � Gilberto Lazcano, Production Assistant � Shawn Lee, Graphic Artist w w w. I D W P U B L I S H I N G . c o m w w w. I D W P U B L I S H I N G . c o m 1 2 3 4 5