Official Press Release
Legendary comic book artist Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing, Frankenstein) is returning to full penciling and inking duties on a comic book for the first time is over two decades. Wrightson has joined writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) to create a noir horror miniseries entitled Dead, She Said.
IDW Publishing also unveiled a stunning trailer produced by Hazmat Studios for the series, which debuts in comic shops on May 21.
Dead She Said tells the story of Detective Coogan, who wakes up on the wrong side of the bullet, and finds that he’s… dead. And now he has to find out who killed him, how he’s still alive, and just how to put the pieces (pieces which include giant ants) together to solve his own murder. The first issue of this new miniseries mixes horror and noir into a tightly wound nightmare of twists and turns.
”It’s great to work with two true masters of their craft on a project like this,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief. “Bernie’s work has been inspirational for decades to horror fans like Niles and me, and a new-school horror writer like Niles blends perfectly with Bernie’s amazing linework.”
Dead, She Said #1, a 32-page, $3.99 comic book, will be in stores on May 21, 2008.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; Hasbro’s The Transformers, and the BBC’s Doctor Who. IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children’s book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.
About Bernie Wrightson
Noted for his horror illustrations, Wrightson helped revamp the horror comic in the 1970s, bringing a modern sensibility to it. Among his career highpoints were co-creating the Swamp Thing character for DC Comics and adapting classic horror tales for Warren Publications.
Wrightson spent seven years drawing approximately 50 detailed pen-and-ink illustrations to accompany an edition of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, which the artist considers among his most personal work. He also drew the poster for the Stephen King-penned horror film Creepshow, and illustrated the comic book adaptation of the film. This led to several other collaborations with King, including illustrations for the novella Cycle of the Werewolf, and the restored edition of King’s apocalyptic horror epic, The Stand. Wrightson’s credits also include album covers for a number of bands, including Meat Loaf.