Travel back to the 90s with Image Comics’ nostalgic noir “Dry County”
Nineties nostalgia is hot. As a guy who grew up during and lived through the decade, I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. It was a decade of loud music, the “slacker generation,” and more pouches and buckles on your comic heroes than you’d care to admit, but it was also a transitional decade where technology was making some huge leaps and bounds, but the world was still largely disconnected in a digital manner.
That environment, with an internet in its infancy and “slackers” as the face of the zeitgeist, could lend itself to some pretty interesting story ideas, and Image Comics has just the series: Dry County. From cartoonist Rich Tommaso, the first volume of the series will be collected in trade format this fall. Check out the details below.
DRY COUNTY TRADE PAPERBACK AVAILABLE THIS SEPTEMBER
Collects issues #1-5
PORTLAND, OR, 07/26/2018 — Critically acclaimed cartoonist Rich Tommaso (SPY SEAL, Dick Tracy) will release a trade paperback collection of his ‘90s noir series DRY COUNTY this September.
Meet Lou Rossi, a Generation X slacker who’s drifting through an unremarkable young adulthood, completely out of step with the rave culture of early-’90s Miami. His humdrum life takes a sharp left turn when he meets—and quickly falls in love with—the young and beautiful Janet Laughton. But when she suddenly vanishes, leaving only a cryptic note behind, Lou will have to pull out all the stops to track her down.
Dry County will hit comic shops on September 12 and other retailers September 18.