Gail Simone's 'Clean Room' Finishes Arc in Exclusive Preview

Things are about to get messy.

Vertigo’s Clean Room comic finishes its second arc next week, when Issue 11 hits comic book stands. The horror story, created and written by veteran Gail Simone – with art, coloring, and lettering from Jon Davis-Hunt, Quinton Winter, and Todd Klein – has electrified fans of trippy gore, stories about paranoia, and tech. We’ve compared it to Black Mirror because of its stark tone and experimental, speculative plot, which involves a nightmarish torture chamber fueled, at least partially, by a kind of virtual reality.

Vertigo’s official synopsis for Issue 11 says:

The Entities threaten their final revenge on our world and it’s vastly more horrible than even Astrid thought, while Evangelical forces stake a claim on Astrids organization, and only Chloe has the knowledge to stop them. Our second mind-bending arc rockets to a grisly conclusion for all mankind, including you and everyone you know!

While much of the exclusive preview below focuses on Astrid, the near-dead hallucinations that have become a hallmark of the series make a triumphant return in the last few panels. Check it out:

Clean Room, Issue 11, hits comic book stands on August 24.