EISNER AWARD WINNING SKOTTIE YOUNG & JORGE CORONA RETEAM FOR DARK WESTERN FANTASY SERIES AIN’T NO GRAVE THIS MAY
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PORTLAND, Ore. 02/06/2024 — Eisner Award winning writer Skottie Young and Eisner Award nominatedartist Jorge Corona—the team behind Eisner Award nominated Middlewest and Bram Stoker Award nominated The Me You Love In The Dark—reunite for an all-new story titled, Ain’t No Grave. This five issue miniseries is set to launch in May from Image Comics.
Ain’t No Grave is best described as a genre-bending, original macabre Western/Fantasy tale for mature readers—an Unforgiven-style journey through a Guillermo Del Toro-esque lens.
“Jorge and I are back at it again and I can’t wait for people to get their hands on this genre bending western tale we’ve been weaving," said Young.
Ryder put her violent past behind her when she fell in love and became a mother. But that was before she learned it was all going to be taken away. Now she’ll have to pick up her guns once again and ride to kill the one behind the threat. Who just happens to be Death.
Corona added: "Without spoiling too much of the plot,Ain't No Gravetakes some of my favorite elements from our previous books and merges them into a dark fantasy story wrapped in all the violence of a classic western. It feels good to be back working with Skottie and the team."
Ain’t No Grave #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 8 and will be an eye-popping, extra-length issue with enough story to get readers hooked instantly.
Ain’t No Grave will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.
ABOUT SKOTTIE YOUNG Skottie Young got his start at Marvel on titles like Spider-Man: Legend of the Spider Clan, Human Torch, and Venom. He soon began adapting the L. Frank Baum Land of Oz novels at Marvel with Eric Shanower. He is best known for writing and drawing the hit series Rocket Raccoon, illustrating the children's book Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman, and the Young Marvel variant covers. He's also the cartoonist of I Hate Fairyland and writer/co-creator of Middlewest and The Me You Love in the Dark with artist/co-creator Jorge Corona, and artist/co-creator of Twig with writer Kyle Strahm.
ABOUT JORGE CORONA Jorge Corona is a Venezuelan sequential artist and the winner of the 2015 Russ Manning Award. A writer and illustrator, his works include We are… Robin, Nightwing, and The Flash for DC Comics; Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack, Adventure Time comics, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons, and others for BOOM! Studios. Corona is also the co-creator of Goners and No. 1 With A Bullet (Nominated for the 2018 Eisner Awards for Best Cover Artist) alongside Jacob Semahn for Image Comics, and creator of Feathers, his all-ages dark fantasy, for Archaia Entertainment.
Corona is the illustrator and co-creator of Image Comic’s Middlewest and The Me You Love in the Dark with writer Skottie Young. Jorge lives in Denver, CO with his wife and fellow artist, Morgan Beem.