Nailbiter: Returns #1 is coming in June, marking the return of Image Comics’ thriller/horror series from Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson.
The premise of this book — which debuted in 2014 and ran for 30 issues — is that 16 of the worst serial killers in the world were born in one small town. That case has been solved, but in the new story a copycat killer is apparently now on the lose in Portland, Ore., prompting the protagonist from the first series to team up with the daughter of the villain. Very scary, very dramatic.
The book will be part of the comic book industry’s restarting, coming out on June 3 just two weeks after Diamond begins distributing new releases to local shops once again.
Full press from Image can be found below, along with a couple of pages of interior artwork…
The beloved thriller/horror comic series by Joshua Williamson (The Flash, Birthright) and Mike Henderson (Dead Man Logan, Daredevil) is back this June from Image Comics in the highly anticipated new chapter, Nailbiter: Returns #1.
Sixteen of the world’s worst serial killers were all born in the same small town…but Agent Finch and Sheriff Crane solved and buried that mystery. Didn’t they? In Nailbiter: Returns, violent copycat murders imitating the infamous Buckaroo Butchers have begun in Portland, Oregon, and if Finch wants the killings to stop, he’ll have to team up with the daughter of the Nailbiter himself.
“Over the last few years I have missed the world of Nailbiter and was dying to get back to it. Being back in the town of Buckaroo, the home of serial killers, feels right and satisfies the return to my horror roots that I craved,” Williamson said in an exclusive interview with Comic Book Resources. “The new series builds off the mythology of the original series, has much of the same cast, expands on the mystery, BUT is its own new story.”
Silence of the Lambs meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in this blood drenched story of mystery and serial killer mayhem.
Henderson told Comic Book Resources: “I didn’t realize how good it was going to feel to be back expanding the mystery and creeping everyone out.”
Nailbiter: Returns #1 (Diamond Code FEB200066) will hit comic shops on Wednesday, June 3. It will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.