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Image to Publish “Write It In Blood” by Rory McConville and Joe Palmer

By | September 2nd, 2020
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Cover by Declan Shalvey

The neo-western crime drama “Write It In Blood,” originally published online by writer Rory McConville (“Judge Dredd”) and artist Joe Palmer (“2000 AD”), will be getting an original graphic novel release at Image Comics. The comic also features colors by Chris O’Halloran, letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and design by Declan Shalvey.

The comic follows Arthur and Cosmo Pryce; the two brothers are hitmen on the brink of retirement, whose final skeletons in the closet come back to bring a reckoning on the brink of their new lives. The Texas crime story echoes Fargo, “Pulp,” and “Dead Eyes.”

“Collaborating with Joe, Chris and Hass on ‘Write It In Blood’ has been an incredible experience,” said McConville. “They’re all doing career-best work and I hope people enjoy reading the book as much as we did making it.”

“I’m thrilled to have been a part of making this book happen,” said Palmer. “Rory’s a great writer and has crafted a really tight crime thriller. The fact that Image comics is publishing it is a dream come true! If you’re into Coen brothers’ movies and crime stories with a streak of humour you’ll love this.”

“Write It In Blood” releases in stores and online February 24, with a bookstores on March 2. It will feature a cover by Declan Shalvey.

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