With the Spring season comes a renewed appreciation for fresh ideas and new scenery, and IDW Publishing will be releasing three new comic series for comic readers looking for a story like recently adapted to Netflix, Locke & Key. This May the IDW original series — Chained to the Grave, Sea of Sorrows, and Bermuda are set to hit the stands.
In a press-release, Editor-in-Chief John Barber said about the upcoming series.’
“It’s amazing to see four unique series, each with their own personalities, all arriving in the same month. We have returning creators, new voices, and industry veterans, all doing the best work we’ve seen them do!”
CHAINED TO THE GRAVE
Written by Brian Level and Andrew Eschenbach
Art by Kate Sherron
Chained to the Grave is the story of Outlaw Roy Mason, who has come back from the dead, chained to the headstone that marked his grave. It’s a lawless time, a magical time, and the undead Roy soon finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place as he sets out in search of treasure. But Roy, trying to do right by the wife and children he left behind, soon finds out that everything is not always as it seems.
Writer Andrew Eschenbach describes the series as:
“Chained to the Grave is a supernatural Western romp on the surface, packed with odd characters and wild trope-bending action. Dig in a little, though, and you’ll see that it’s a story about very bad decisions, and the blast radius they leave behind… even after death.”
Writer Brian Level said:
“What started as a series of scattered ideas between Andy and I quickly became the unusual dust devil that kicked us off. It took Kate’s uniquely beautiful visuals and Micah’s smoothly seamless letters to wrangle those ideas into the shape that we now call Chained to the Grave. Chained to the Grave is the Western you’re used to being wrung out until it bleeds a whole new color.”
SEA OF SORROWS
Written by Rich Douek
Art by Alex Cormack
Following the success of last year’s hit horror series Road of Bones, the creative team of writer Rich Douek and artist Alex Cormack reunites to bring readers a deep-sea adventure with a horrific twist: the five-issue Sea of Sorrows!
The story takes place in the aftermath of the Great War; the North Atlantic is ripe for plunder by independent salvage crews. When a former naval officer hires the SS Vagabond, he leads the ship to a sunken U-boat and a fortune in gold. Tensions mount as the crew prepares to double-cross each other, but the darkness of the ocean floor holds deeper terrors than any of them have bargained for!
Writer Rich Dourek said the following about the limited series:
“Alex and I are excited to put the same twisted imaginations that brought you Road of Bones to work on new places, new characters, and of course, new heights of unspeakable terror. Get ready for another dark journey into the horrors that lurk within the pages of history!”
Artist Alex Cormack described the series as:
“Sea of Sorrows reveals the isolation and horror of being in an alien world on our own planet, facing threats that should be impossible, chasing you through an inescapable setting.”
Written by John Layman
Art by Nick Bradshaw
John Layman, the award-winning creator of the New York Times bestselling Chew series, joins superstar artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men) to debut a new action-packed fantasy series in 2020, entitled Bermuda.
Bermuda is the story of the region in the Atlantic Ocean, where planes disappear, ships are lost, and traveling souls go missing… never to be heard from again. And there’s an island within this place, mysterious and uncharted, an island untouched by time and civilization, where all who are lost end up. Bermuda lives here. She’s 16, scrappy, and a survivor, and this has been the only life she has ever known… until today. She’s discovered something on her Island that will either open a doorway between her world and ours… or destroy them both!
Layman refers to the series as:
“Bermuda is the best Disneyland ride never made. A thrill-ride of nonstop action and adventure, filled with dinosaurs, pirates, crazy creatures and insane soldiers, dark magic and mad science, all on a mysterious, beautiful island shrouded in secrets and mystery.”
Chained to the Grave #1 will be available with Cover A by Kate Sherron, plus a Retailer Incentive variant edition by Brian Level.
Sea of Sorrows #1 will be available with Cover A by Alex Cormack, plus a Retailer Incentive variant edition by Katie Sawatsky.
Bermuda #1 will be available with Cover A and a Retailer Incentive variant edition by Nick Bradshaw.
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