Steve Orlando Joins Skybound With Oil Drama Crude

Crude #1 cover

Justice League of America writer Steve Orlando will team with Black Road artist Garry Brown for a new oil drama from Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment.

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Titled Crude, the series centers on former assassin Piotr Petrovich Bilibin, who investigates the death of his estranged son in Blackstone, a desolate refinery city controlled by Petropinnacle.

Crude #1 cover

Here's the official synopsis:

Crude is the story of former-assassin Piotr Petrovich Bilibin getting to know the son whose true life he didn’t understand. Piotr tried to love his son, Kiril, but fear of himself drove him to keep Kiril at a distance. When it came time for Kiril to come out, he assumed Piotr would never understand, so he sought freedom in desolate refinery city of Blackstone. He died there, forcing Piotr to retrace his son's footsteps and investigate. But Blackstone is controlled by the massive oil refining company Petropinnacle, who employed Kiril when he died. Caught in a turf war between corporations, organized crime, and an upstart worker's revolution that might've known Kiril, Piotr has no choice but to fight through the chaos to avenge his son...and maybe, finally, discover who he truly was.

Colored by Lee Loughridge and lettered by Thomas Mauer, Crude debuts April 11 from Skybound and Image Comics.

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