EXCLUSIVE: Lovecraft meets Collodi in Nixey's 'Trout: The Hollowest Knock' #2
Cover to ‘Trout: The Hollowest Knock’ #2. Art: Troy Nixey, Dave Stewart/Dark Horse Comics

by Jarrod Jones. The raging sea represents tumult. Indifferent to the needs and desires of those who choose to navigate it, the sea swallows dreams and will send even the most browbeaten even further down a path towards calamity. It’s rather pitiless that way. Giuseppe discovers this the hard way in Troy Nixey’s Trout: The Hollowest Knock #2. Like the fabled Mister Geppetto, Giuseppe’s course is destroyed by the sea and the leviathan that dwells beneath it. He’s been torn from Trout, his small peculiar companion. It’s catastrophe. For Trout, it could mean the end.

But wait! Giuseppe awakes safe from cascading waves of failure and death, washed to the shores of his destination: Giuseppe’s beloved childhood village. But there awaits another catastrophe, one of his estranged brother’s making. The drums of war beat a new kind of life into his revered hamlet, one of oil and blood and despair, governed by the machines of angry men.

The plot thickens in The Hollowest Knock, Troy Nixey’s latest thrilling descent into horror and adventure. Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, DoomRocket has your exclusive first look at the second issue to this 4-issue mini-series. Lovecraft meets Collodi and our mustachioed Giuseppe meets another wall that keeps him from the imperiled Trout.

Written by Troy Nixey.
Art by Troy Nixey.
Colors by Dave Stewart.
Letters by Troy Nixey.
Cover by Troy Nixey, Dave Stewart.

$3.99 | JULY 17

From Dark Horse Comics: Cast overboard, Trout disappears into the inky depths of the ocean. The next day Giuseppe wakes in his childhood home having barely escaped a similar fate and is confronted by another shock; his brother has transformed his childhood home into an oil refinery fueling a war. Giuseppe’s world is falling apart.

For information on ‘Trout: The Hollowest Knock’, be sure to visit the Dark Horse Comics website.