The classical Greek myth of Persphone gets a modern retelling in Two Graves, a new comic series arriving this November from Image Comics. Writer Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman) will be joined by artists Annie Wu (Hawkeye, Black Canary) and Ming Doyle (The Banks, DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman) who will both draw the series from competing points of view, along with colorist Lee Loughridge.
Two Graves follows two people, Emilia and Death, as they set out on a road trip in a stolen truck.
Valentine is thrilled at the prospect of the story’s unique format:
“This undead road trip, through vanishing forests and motels in towns that never were, is an absolute blast to write. Having dual points of view for Death and Emilia was the initial spark behind the book, and I’m so thrilled that Ming and Annie—my dream artists for this—are sharing the wheel with me to shape this story.”
“Genevieve and Ming have been doing stunning, thoughtful work, and I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone to meet them at their level. I can’t wait for readers to see what we’ve been putting together. Fans of the strange and darkly beautiful, get in here.”
Likewise, Doyle said:
“Working on Two Graves with this team has been inspiring, renewing, and almost meditative at times. In the past few years I’ve become more acquainted with death than ever before, as we all must if we live long enough. It has been incredibly rewarding, continuing to create around it with such talented company.”
The first issue will have two covers, each drawn by both by Wu and Doyle.
Check out the preview art below, and look for Hell to Pay #1 to arrive in stores on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.