Head to "Cemetery Beach" with Warren Ellis and Jason Howard
Reading the description of the upcoming Image Comics miniseries Cemetery Beach, something stood out to me. It's not the promise of a relentless pace and exciting action, both of which are certainly intriguing. No, what really struck me was writer Warren Ellis' promise that by the time the first issue hits this September, the entire series will be in the can. It's refreshing to see a comic series that is complete ahead of time so as to not be plagued by delays. Delays aren't really indicative of quality, of course, and there are some genuinely amazing books that are being published even now that have experienced them. Still, the idea that a book will be complete before it even starts should get you excited.
Plus, you know, the future tech, relentless pace, and non-stop action that Ellis is promising. Those are pretty rad, too.
WARREN ELLIS AND JASON HOWARD RE-TEAM FOR NEW SERIES CEMETERY BEACH
PORTLAND, OR, 06/12/2018 — Warren Ellis and Jason Howard, the creators of the critically acclaimed TREES (currently being adapted for television), bring a high-speed, mind-bending new series in CEMETERY BEACH—launching this September.
“ason wanted to do an action book, so I wrote something that starts with a conversation in an interrogation room, ignites four pages later, and doesn't stop until the end of the final issue—which he's drawing right now, so when issue #1 comes out, the whole series will be in the can,” said Ellis. “It might be the most relentless action book I've ever written.”
In CEMETERY BEACH, a professional pathfinder, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with generations of lunatics.
Howard added: “In Cemetery Beach, Warren wrote the perfect book for me as an artist. It's an insane world filled with old future tech, cool characters, big explosions, and enough heart to make you care. It's the kind of comics I love reading and REALLY love drawing.”
Cemetery Beach #1 hits comic shops and digital retailers on September 12.