Image announces a new series, In Hell We Fight, which was previewed in Image! #10. The series comes from writer/letterer John Layman and artist JOK, and the first issue is set for a June 7 release. In Hell We Fight blends the horrors of hell with the rebellious nature of teenagers, as it follows a group of teens and their demon friend stealing a delivery truck intended for a demon lord.
“I’m thrilled to be back at Image with a new book,” said Layman. “In Hell We Fight is the most ambitious thing I’ve done in a while, and also the most fun. Nonstop action, adventure and general weirdness, with loads of heart, and I can say with confidence this will be the best time anyone will have reading about kids condemned to an eternity in hell. Luckily for me I’ve teamed up with a great artist—Jok—who’s probably the one person on Earth who can capture this unique balance of light and dark, horror and heart. I think this is the perfect vehicle to introduce him to a broader American comic book-reading audience.”
Along with series artist JOK, issue #1 will include a variant cover from Christian Ward, and an incentive variant from JOK and Bosch.
“It is a great honor and privilege to be able to make my great dream come true since I was a teenager: To be published at Image,” said Jok. “Alongside none other than the great John Layman, a colossal writer capable of conveying charm, humor, warmth, darkness and surprise at an astonishing pace. In Hell We Fight is an adventure with very human and recognizable characters, faced with an absolutely overwhelming and extraordinary challenges. Come on board, don’t miss this amazing journey!”
A preview of those covers and the first issue, along with a detailed synopsis of the series, can be seen below.
Life in Hell ain’t easy. Demons try to torture you for all eternity. Monsters want to eat you. There’s a stunning lack of reliable indoor plumbing. And it’s almost impossible to get ice cream. At least, until today, when three condemned teens and their annoying tagalong demon frenemy embark on a daring scheme to hijack a demon lord’s delivery truck. What happens next will take them on an epic journey across the underworld, an infernal excursion of non-stop excitement, danger, and adventure.
In Hell We Fight #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 7. In Hell We Fight will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.