Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips re-team for Image Comics’ “My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies”
Coming off their critically-acclaimed run on Kill or Be Killed, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips already have their next project lined up: My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies. The coming-of-age story, which will be published by Image Comics, will be an original graphic novel, a first for the superstar duo.
POWERHOUSE CREATIVE TEAM BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS BRING FANS THEIR FIRST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL INMY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES
PORTLAND, OR, 06/19/2018 — MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, the first original graphic novel from the award-winning and bestselling team Ed Brubaker (writer on HBO’s Westworld, co-creator of Too Old to Die Young with Nicolas Winding Refn for Amazon Studios) and Sean Phillips—the creative team behind CRIMINAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, THE FADE OUT and FATALE—will hit stores this October.
"Sean and I have been talking about doing our version of a romance comic for a long time, so naturally it ended up being a crime story, too. But it's one that allows me to mine some of my own pop culture obsessions and delve back into my teen years and the kind of trouble you can only get into when you're young," said Brubaker. "And coming off a long project like Kill Or Be Killed, it just felt like this was the perfect time for us to experiment with format and finally do an original graphic novel. We're both very excited to be creating something that's designed to be seen first in hardback. That's a new one for us, in nearly 20 years of working together."
Ever since the death of her junkie mother, Ellie has been obsessed with famous drug addicts. Those tragic artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been her angels and idols. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it appears to be... she'll find another more dangerous romance, and find out how easily drugs and murder go hand in hand.
MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES will be presented in a gorgeous hardcover format and is sure to be a seductive coming-of-age story, a pop and drug culture-fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness... and what she finds there.
My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies will hit comic shops on October 10 and other retailers on October 16.