Dark Sanctuary by D.A. Stewart and Sandy Carruthers

Dark | Sanctuary, Issue #2: Bloodied

Dave Stewart and Sandy Carruthers

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PEI’s Sandstone Comics returns to horror with the release of Dark|Sanctuary Issue #2: Bloodied, a collaboration between writer D.A. Stewart and artist Sandy Carruthers.

This issue finds teenage runaway Cassie settled in at Sanctuary, a secret haven for kids just like her, and ruled by an ancient evil named Pharaoh. The stakes get higher as Cassie learns that the price to pay for shelter is due in blood. Will her father track her down before Cassie is lost? Or is dear old dad more of a threat than a saviour?

Carruthers is well known in comic book circles as the original illustrator of the Men in Black comics, and Stewart has been a contributor to The Buzz from its first issue in 1993 through to 2020. In March of 2020, Stewart released Monster Man: Tales of the Uncanny, his first collection of short horror stories.

Sandstone Comics, an indie publisher, was established in 2019, and is operated by Carruthers. Their roster includes Sandstone Comics Presents, featuring the work of original co-founders Carruthers, Robert Doan and Gregory Webster, Doan’s Indestructible, Carruthers’ Century Man, Brad Seymour’s Glory Bound, and now, Dark|Sanctuary.

Dark|Sanctuary, as well as the other titles in Sandstone Comics line, can be purchased at sandstonecomics.com and at local comic shops.