Curious what happens after we die? The secrets of the afterlife are set to be revealed in Grim by Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn), Flaviano (New Mutants), Rico Renzi (Spider-Gwen), and Tom Napolitano (The Joker)! The series will follow the late Jessica Harrow, who has been recruited as a Reaper and tasked with shepherding the souls of the departed to their final resting place. In order to learn how she landed in this situation, she’ll have to investigate one death in particular: her own!
In addition to main series covers by Flaviano, Grim will also feature variant covers by Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman), Mike Del Mundo (Thor), and Dave Johnson (Superman).
Here’s the official description of Grim from the BOOM! Studios press release:
“Jessica Harrow is dead. But her journey has only just begun! Discover the world of the afterlife, where Jessica has been recruited as a Reaper, tasked with ferrying countless souls to their final destination. But unlike the rest of the Reapers, she has no memory of what killed her and put her into this predicament. In order to unravel the mystery of her own demise, she’ll have to solve an even bigger one – where is the actual GRIM REAPER?”
In addition to a resume that includes additional comics like Wonder Woman: Evolution and The Butcher of Paris, Phillips holds a PhD in rhetoric and composition.
“GRIM is dark and brooding and fixated on death… and also one of the most fun series I’ve ever written!” Phillips was quoted in the press release. “With demons, reapers, departed souls, and Flaviano’s artwork, you’ll be dying to read more!”
Meanwhile, Flaviano’s resume includes work in comics and animation, with storyboarding and character design for studios like Filmax and Motionworks and comics that have been published by Marvel, DC, and Sergio Bonelli Editore.
“I love to draw new characters and share that excitement of creation with brilliant authors like Stephanie,” Flaviano was quoted in the release. “She did an amazing job setting the groundwork for a character that you can’t help but love.”
You can get your exclusive first look at Grim right below this article (and you may want to consider throwing on some Blue Oyster Cult before you do so).
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