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THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION BEGINS IN NOVEMBER FROM IMAGE COMICS
Back in 2014, artist Wes Craig released a collection of his short comics called BlackHand Comics. It was pretty cool and I asked him about it, along with the incredible Deadly Class, at New York Comic Con. At the time, he said he was interested in expanding one of the shorts, The Gravediggers Union. This November, he does just that along with artist Toby Cypress in a new series from Image Comics.
The Gravediggers Union follows Cole, Ortiz, and Haley, three members of a brotherhood who bury the dead by day and make sure they stay that way by night. The supernatural world has gone haywire and everything is tied to a cult called The Black Temple. They want to release ancient dark gods on the world, bringing out the end of mankind. Cole’s daughter, Morgan is at the center of their plan. She’s also a prophet of the coming apocalypse. Can Cole save his daughter? Can the Gravediggers save mankind? Do we deserve to be saved?
“With The Gravediggers Union, I tried to create an environmental horror story that mixes E.C Comics, H.P. Lovecraft’s horror, and a lot of dark humour,” said Craig. “I’m so proud of what we’re creating, and what Toby, Niko, and Jared are doing together is some of the most original looking comics I’ve ever seen.”
Cypress added: “The Gravediggers Union is a dream project. Wes is writing and designing a fun world with mystery and humor, and I'm having a great time drawing it. I think you will see everybody involved is bringing their top effort to the title because the Gravediggers are a group that the world seems to need today. We are updating the horror genre while keeping its best aesthetics. A Ghostbusters for a hopeless age of digital social graveyards, bloodsucking brand awareness, trolling zombie followers, and creeping death landfills.”
The Gravediggers Union #1 is set to debut on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017. If the short included in BlackHand Comics is any indication, it’s going to be an awesome read.
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