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Brubaker & Phillips Announce Their First Original Graphic Novel

Kill or Be Killed creators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are at it again. The minds behind such series as Criminal, The Fade Out and Fatale will release their first original graphic novel through Image Comics this fall. Titled My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, the OGN will blend romance and addiction for a new murder mystery story.

According to the series description,

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.

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"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," Brubaker said in a statement. "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."

Brubaker and Phillips' My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies will be released in hardcover format this October.

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