Image/Top Cow have released a preview of Vindication #1 from writer MD Marie and artists Carlos Miko and Dema Jr., which looks at race and power within the criminal justice system.

The publisher has also released the first interior art for the comic, which is due out on Wednesday, Feb. 6 (final order cutoff this Monday). Noting, “readers won’t want to miss Vindication’s timely and evocative cat-and-mouse story about a cop bent on catching a murderer,” and comparing its socio-political implications to The Hate U Give and Fruitvale Station.

Given the recent and ongoing injustices playing out across the country and in the media, this is indeed a timely and important subject for writers and artists to explore. Interior art and a full press release follow:

Writer MD Marie and artists Carlos Miko and Dema Jr. disrupt the status quo with an all-new comic book series exploring power in the criminal justice system in Vindication. The series will launch from Image/Top Cow this February, in time for Black History Month.

In turbulent times, when cops are often portrayed as enemies of the people, Detective Chip Christopher walks the blurred blue line between racism and due diligence in order to do his job. And right now, it’s his job to investigate Turn, a young black man with a sketchy past who was previously exonerated of a similar slaying.

“So many beautiful colors are dimmed by myopia,” said MD Marie. “I want to provide a lens that lets in a little light.”

Wrapped in the intensity and socio-political implications of The Hate U Give and Fruitvale Station, readers won’t want to miss Vindication‘s timely and evocative cat-and-mouse story about a cop bent on catching a murderer.

Vindication #1 (Diamond code: NOV180041) will be available on Wednesday, February 6th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 14th.

Vindication #1 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. Fans can also subscribe to receive the series delivered by mail within the domestic U.S. onImage Direct.