This morning Comixology Originals announced the latest new addition to their line of digital graphic novels. Writer Michael Conrad and artist Noah Bailey have teamed with letterer Taylor Esposito and designer Kyle Arends for Double Walker, a new horror graphic novel set for release next week. Now The Beat has an exclusive first look at the official trailer for the graphic novel, which spotlights Bailey’s moody artwork from the book.
Here’s how Comixology describes Double Walker:
Americans Cully and Gemma McCarthy decide to take one last trip before their carefree, childless days come to an end. Headed to the magical Scottish Highlands to hit up all the tourist locations, their romantic getaway soon spirals into a nightmare full of paranoia and violence. While staying at a B&B, the young couple soon find themselves at the local pub where they meet a barkeep who weaves tales of Scottish myths and legends and learn of a bizarre string of murders in the area. Haunted by the stories and their recent personal tragedy, their marriage is challenged, forcing them to confront their deepest, darkest fears.
Double Walker is the latest collaboration between Conrad and Bailey, who have previously teamed for another Comixology Original graphic novel, Tremor Dose, released in 2019. A print edition of that book is due out from Dark Horse Comics in November.
In a statement announcing the book, Conrad and Bailey describe their inspiration for Double Walker and their experience working on the book:
“I have always been fascinated by psychology and human motivation, my background in the mental health field will always inform every story I tell,” says Conrad. “While I love writing for mainstream comics, a book like Double Walker allows me to push myself further into the surreal, twisted, and often terrifying worlds where I feel most at home. The worlds Noah and I are able to create with comiXology Originals are our own, places where anything can happen, and no one is safe.”
“I fell in love with every character, every environment and every moment that Michael had concocted,” says Bailey, reflecting on his work on the material. “Michael wrote something that felt painfully real and raw, displaying all of the beautiful complexities of human relationships, pulling no punches in the moments of deep, diabolical darkness. I did everything in my power to produce pages that could convey my appreciation and love for the story and characters that he wrote.”
You can watch the trailer above, and check out a preview of a few pages from the book below. Double Walker is available for pre-order now, and will release digitally next Tuesday, July 13th.