First look at Devin Grayson and Brian Stelfreeze’s “Matador, Vol. 1” from Image
You want to know how good Brian Stelfreeze is? I thought this sneak peek at Matador was supposed to be an early look at a few pages before the dialogue was inserted, but no, there’s dialogue on the last page. Stelfreeze is just such a great visual storyteller that he makes it perfectly clear what’s going on in each page and panel using facial expressions, body language, and action beats. Clearly he and writer Devin Grayson are onto something special with this book, so check out the preview below.
BLACK PANTHER’S BRIAN STELFREEZE TEAMS WITH DEVIN GRAYSON FOR A GRAPHIC NOVEL MURDER MYSTERY IN MATADOR THIS MAY
Sneak peek of interior pages revealed
PORTLAND, OR 02/01/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal an excerpt from the forthcoming Matador, Vol. 1 by Devin Grayson (Batman: Gotham Knight, User) and Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther, Batman), which will find a new home at Image Comics this May and collect issues #1-6 of the original series.
Matador is an explosive story pitting Lt. Isabel Cardona against a deadly serial killer in an edge-of-your-seat thriller that fans of Killing Eve and True Detective won’t want to miss. Dismissed as a quota minority hire by her work peers, Cuban-born and Florida-bred Detective Isabel Cardona makes no friends on the Miami force by insisting that a series of seemingly unrelated murder cases lead to an urban-legend contract killer known only as "The Matador." Proving his existence soon becomes equal parts self-preservation and obsession—but how close to the dangerous Matador will Cardona have to get to make that happen?
Matador, Vol. 1 will hit comic shops on May 22 and other retailers on May 28.