PHANTOM ROAD #1 (Jeff Lemire / Gabriel Hernandez Walta)


PORTLAND, Ore. 12/22/2022 — Eisner Award winning creator Jeff Lemire (The Bone Orchard Mythos, Little Monsters ) and Eisner Award winning artist Gabriel Hernández Walta (The Vision, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D: Old Man Whittier ) reunite after their Sentient success with a bold new series titled, Phantom Road. The grindhouse horror/fantasy mashup will hit shelves in March 2023 from Image Comics.

« As soon as I first worked with Gabriel on Sentient I knew he was a collaborator I needed to do more with. We began talking about a big creator-owned series at Image, » said Lemire in an exclusive on the announcement with ScreenRant. « Something massive in scope like all the books we loved when we were getting into comics. Something with the scope of Preacher and Sandman and The Walking Dead . We began putting ideas together and Phantom Road is the result. A sprawling mash-up of sci-fi, horror and character driven road movie. We can’t wait to share it with everyone. »

Walta added: « Working on Phantom Road is such a gift! Doing a creator-owned book with Jeff is something I’ve been wanting to do for many years and having the chance to collaborate with Jordie, Steve, and Greg is a real joy. Also… seeing the Image logo in our book is just a blast!! »

Phantom Road follows Dom, a long-haul truck driver attempting to stay ahead of his tragic past. When he stops one night to assist Birdie, who has been in a massive car crash, they pull an artifact from the wreckage that throws their lives into fifth gear. Suddenly, a typical midnight run has become a frantic journey through a surreal world where Dom and Birdie find themselves the quarry of strange and impossible monsters.

Mad Max: Fury Road meets The Sandman in this high-octane adventure wrapped in a dark fantasy aesthetic.

Phantom Road #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 8.

Phantom Road #1 will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.




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Je suis pas fan de Lemire, mais la présence de Walta rend la chose intéressante.