Industry tastemakers rave about the goth-and-grit aesthetic for the new Image Comics title
PORTLAND, Ore. 07/13/2019 — Co-creator and writer of the highly anticipated new comic book series Coffin Bound, Dan Watters, will appear at San Diego Comic-Con this year as a panelist on Image Comics' "Bone-Chilling Insight into Bestselling Horror Comic Books" alongside Ice Cream Man's W. Maxwell Prince, Infidel's Pornsak Pichetshote, Gideon Falls' Jeff Lemire, Die's Kieron Gillen, and Bitter Root's Chuck Brown. The panel will be held on Thursday, July 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in room 23ABC.
Image Comics forthcoming ongoing comic book series Coffin Bound by Dan Watters (Sandman Universe: Lucifer) and artist Dani (2000AD, Girl with No Name) with colorist Brad Simpson (JESUSFREAK, MCMLXXV), letterer Aditya Bidikar, and designer Emma Price, set to launch this August.Cars! Guns! Entropy! Coffin Bound follows Izzy Tyburn, who is chased by an unstoppable killer and has decided that if the world won’t have her in it, it can have nothing of her at all. She’s re-treading her life, leaving nothing but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. Ride shotgun on an unforgettable road trip through blood-splattered, grindhouse action best described as Bitch Planet and Mad Max: Fury Road set in the dark, twisted fantasy world of Sandman.
Coffin Bound #1 (Diamond Code JUN190026) hits stores on Wednesday, August 7. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, July 15.
Coffin Bound #2 (Diamond Code JUL190117) hits stores on Wednesday, September 11. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 19.
Select praise for Coffin Bound:
"It's a gleeful of literary grindhouse comic that brings to mind Milligan's Arthouse Pulp and notes of Pretty Deadly. Out in August. Pre-order now." --Kieron Gillen
"Dani is quite a discovery: the work is very inventive and actually very careful but the line is alive and organic—the ink just spills down and branches into the right places. And the language style Watters launches here is just wonderful—I summon Milch because it's eccentric and neo-antique like his DEADWOOD speech, rippling with character and drunken with its own pleasure... Coffin Bound is a damned joy." --Warren Ellis
"A Lynchian crime chase desert noir fever dream with its own messed up internal logic. Fun." --Rob Williams
"An acid drenched road trip, seeping violence and weirdness of the best kind. Definitely one to check out." --Ollie Masters
"Gorgeous and odd and very much its own unique monster. I am jealous at its filthy strangeness." --Ivan Brandon
"A gore-splattered—but poetic—road trip with one of the strangest stripper scenes in comics." --John Harris Dunning
"Dreamlike, mythic, relentless and strange." --Kurt Busiek
"Excellent. Like finding a weird Alex Cox meets Jodorowsky road movie you didn't know existed. Literate, full of ideas & complimented by Dani's Guéra meets Pope-ish art." --Iain Laurie
"Pure Doom. Watters spins a fantastic Kerouac-ian fever dream with Dani dropping some story chops, solid gesture and moody blacks. It's a great hook that will take you Under. Coffin Bound Rules!" --Andy Belanger
"Your lessons of life delivered at the end of a muzzle by a choir of grindhouse philosophers laced with the wisdom of dead birds. I can hardly think of another story so fully infused with Dan Watters and Dani aesthetic." --Ram V
"Coffin Bound is a distillate of madness. A slice of apocalyptic dreamtime cut with engine smoke, acid nihilism and dirty juju. This is some top-class necrofuel, my friends, and you need it in your brain-tank pronto." --Si Spurrier
"Coffin Bound is a comic with a strong pulse that bleeds all over your hands while reading. You should give it a read." --Declan Shalvey
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