INDOCTRINATION, coming this June

indoc_01_cover_final-01“How do you kill an idea?”

This June, INDOCTRINATION, a new apocalyptic political thriller comic book series from comic book writer and novelist Michael Moreci (Roche Limit, Burning Fields) and political operative-turned-artist Matt Battaglia, delves into the powerful ideology that drives the terrifying underbelly of America. Mixing elements of True Detective with Seven, INDOCTRINATION confronts the very real horror of death cults and sleeper cells, serial killers and apocalyptic nightmares, in the 21st century.

INDOCTRINATION begins in the dusty southwest with a string of murders that portend the sinister designs of an infamous terrorist to bring about the end times. Only the rogue actions of two FBI agents, who must rely on a potentially untrustworthy expatriate with deep ties to the terrorist, can stop the darkness. INDOCTRINATION follows these two FBI agents as they develop a complicated relationship with an infamous terrorist, in an attempt to solve a string of grizzly, seemingly related murders.

“We want readers on the edge of their seats because INDOCTRINATION is riveting, and because we are tapping into their very real collective fear about organizations like ISIS that dominate the darkest parts of our minds, and, frankly, the news day in and day out,” says Michael Moreci, a former journalist who recently signed a two-book deal with St. Martin’s Press. “Artist Matt Battaglia and I are equally fascinated by how ideas motivate extreme actions, but we approach the subject from two distinct points of view.”

“What makes someone turn evil? The end of the world may be nigh — and only two FBI agents have noticed the signs. Indoctrination, a new crime comic book series by Michael Moreci and Matt Battaglia, takes a look into the underbelly of America, as two FBI agents are forced to work with an untrustworthy ally with ties to a terrorist intending to trigger an apocalyptic event in order to bring a serial killer to justice.”–HOLLYWOOD REPORTER/ HEAT VISION


“INDOCTRINATION hits that sweet spot where surreal creepiness and very real world horror dance around one another in way that convinces you that something ghastly is unfolding just underneath the skin of the comfortable world you know and love. First rate fear from Moreci and Battaglia!” –Cullen Bunn Writer, Harrow County, The Sixth Gun

“Check it out.” — DEN OF GEEK

“Intense and atmospheric…INDOCTRINATION is True Detective meets The Master — where the most powerful force in the world is belief, and that power gleefully corrupts.”– Stephen Orlando, writer, Midnighter, Virgil

“Between death cults and sleeper cells, INDOCTRINATION tackles fear, at a time when the world is growing tired of threats from inside and outside forces.”–FORCES OF GEEK


“Time was, you’d have to tilt your head a good forty degrees to see the maggots writhing under the skin of our culture. Nowadays it’s more like ten degrees. Moreci and Battaglia’s sublimely bleak Indoctrination takes us all the way to zero. There. See? You were looking in a mirror the whole time.” — Alex Paknadel, writer, Arcadia, Turncoat


“INDOCTRINATION is the work of a storyteller using a keyboard made of glass shards in the pursuit of truth. For as long as I’ve read Michael Moreci, he’s never pretended to seek out anything else within his stories– and it’s clear he’s not stopping anytime soon. Matt Battaglia proves he can do it all, from the book’s exquisite design to the viscously beautiful art, making INDOCTRINATION one stark and powerful collaboration.” –Tim Daniel, writer, Enormous, Burning Fields

“Given the current political landscape, this book could not hit at a better time.”--HORROR TALK

“Bloodshed and making things go bump in the night is easy— Portraying the real terror we feel is not. It’s not the monster, it’s what the monster changes inside of us. True horror always comes from within, and Indoctrination has found a way to make that happen both figuratively and literally. That’s some transcendent spooky shit.” –Seth Sherwood, writer, Leatherface


“A page-turner that will suck you in completely…. a fascinating and immersive journey worth going down the rabbit hole for if you dare.”–SPARTANTOWN

“INDOCTRINATION is a fascinating, gripping series which comes highly, highly recommended.”–BIG COMIC PAGE

“INDOCTRINATION exemplifies what I love about crime comics: rife with style and craft; an almost palpable atmosphere; and completely unsettling but magnetic–I can’t look away even though the doom and undoing seems imminent. This is Michael (Moreci) and Matt (Battaglia) at their best.” — Ryan Ferrier, writer, D4VE, Kennel Block Blues

“Has a True Detective like vibe, pairing procedural elements with the supernatural.”–SKETCHD

“Indoctrination is a brilliant, cerebral, and deeply philosophical comic that dedicates itself to exploring the depths of the human psyche, brought to us by two creators firing on all cylinders. Simply put, one of the best first issues I’ve read in a long while. I can’t wait to read more.”  –Curt Pires, writer, The Tomorrows, Pop


The order code for INDOCTRINATION is APR162171, which is ideally timed in advance of orders closing on Thursday, April 28th.

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