IDW Publishing’s new miniseries Chained to the Grave united the western and horror subgenres by way of a vibrant, colourful type atypical of each genres. Initially launched as 5 particular person points earlier this 12 months, Chained to the Grave collects the story into one graphic novel set for launch on December 28, 2021. Forward of its launch, IDW shared an unique have a look at the supernatural western’s inventive course of, from the script stage to the completed pages.
From the inventive group of co-writers Brian Stage (Darth Vader, Thanos, Deadpool) and Andy Eschenbach (Heavy Metallic Journal, Purple Footwear) and artist Kate Sherron (Invader Zim, The Superb World of Gumball), Chained to the Grave brings a novel tackle a basic gunslinger revenge story. In it, “Outlaw Roy Mason has come again from the lifeless, chained to the tombstone that marked his grave. It’s a lawless time, a magical time, and the undead Roy quickly finds himself caught between a rock and a tough place as he units out seeking treasure. However Roy, making an attempt to do proper by the spouse and youngsters he left behind, quickly finds out that every thing will not be all the time because it appears…”
Horror and westerns pair effectively collectively, particularly in tales of revenge. Chained to the Grave takes it to a brand new degree with its vibrant hues and distinct artwork type.
The under pictures showcase the inventive course of in three levels utilizing the second web page of the story. Stage one is Stage and Eschenbach’s script. Stage two contains solely Sherron’s paintings, and stage three gives the completed web page that blends the writing and the artwork.
Web page three, under, offers a correct introduction to Roy and his resurrection:
Stage stated of the graphic novel’s launch, “Having the Chained to the Grave assortment lastly come out is admittedly thrilling. To see this colourful forged and insane story all collectively in a single gorgeously designed package deal is pure weirdo delight! I’m going to take pleasure in revisiting the work repeatedly to see all of the loopy stuff Kate snuck in too!”
Eschenbach added, “I’m actually excited to have all 5 problems with Chained to the Grave in a single place. The motion, magic, and humor collected, and made attractive by Kate’s art- it’s like holding Roy Mason’s failures in your palms and watching them erupt into psychedelic oblivion!”
“Seeing Chained to the Grave collected on this beautiful quantity simply reinforces how a lot I am keen on Brian and Andy as creators, collaborators, and shut mates. The boys breathe new life into the Western style with this rollicking story of an undead ne’er-do-well making an attempt to do proper and it was extremely fulfilling to get to attract this bizarre, fantastic story. Plus, the religion everybody had in me once I stated issues like ‘let’s get kooky with these colours, eh?’ or ‘how about critters with palms on all these covers, eh?’, made this a really particular venture to be part of, certainly,” Sherron acknowledged of the collaboration.
Search for Chained to the Grave when it hits cabinets on December 28, 2021.