Bestselling author Micky Neilson and Blizzard Art Director Sam Didier Team up for New Dark Fantasy Novel: STRANGE HIGHWAYS
Insight Comics is pleased to announce a dark, dystopian, pulse-pounding collaboration between Samwise Didier, the renowned senior art director of Blizzard Entertainment, and two-time New York Times best-selling author Micky Neilson: STRANGE HIGHWAYS (Insight Comics; May 14; $34.99).
STRANGE HIGHWAYS opens to the Lone Star Nation: Texas after its secession from the oppressive USA. The Lone Star Nation has been reduced to a desolate wasteland full of biker gangs, strip clubs, and run-down towns where justice usually arrives in the form of a bullet-lots of bullets. In this new Texas, the bizarre is commonplace, and every soul on the road has something to hide.
Growing up as a freak in a traveling carnival, one might expect to have it rough. But being beaten, shot, hung, and left for dead by the very people who raised you? That's downright extreme. Unfortunately for his attackers, Jo Jo, the former "Feral Kid," is very hard to kill. And now he's out for that most basic of human desires: payback. Traveling the strange highways of this new Texas, Jo Jo comes across an eccentric gallery of freaks and rogues: a young dancer on the run from her depraved father, a messianic head of a biker cult, and a gruesome collection of outcasts, cutthroats, and assassin clowns. Each confrontation brings Jo Jo closer to his ultimate target: the Rambling Man-the sinister ringleader of the dark carnival and the man who wants Jo Jo dead more than anyone. 'Course that's just fine with Jo Jo, 'cause he feels the exact same way.
Neilson's serrated-edge prose and Didier's raw, magnetic illustrations make this book one of the most addictive graphic novels in memory. More info about both of the creators is in the press release below. Review copies are available now, and both authors are available for interview. Looking forward to hearing from you about the spring's most unrelenting, gripping graphic novel.