Now this is cool! Having known Zane Grant for a few years now, I know that we both have a tremendous fondness for the old-school Italian “Giallo” films. It was inevitable that he’d tackle a project in that vein eventually and now Zane and his sister Brea are following up their zombie epic “We Will Bury You” and the Suicide Girls comics with “LET’S PLAY GOD“, which as the press release states is “in the style of Italian slasher psycho-horror”. (Oh, sounds like a “Giallo” to us, all right!) You can check out the full press release below and the cover artwork above. The comic series kicks off in October of this year!
IDW Publishing is teaming up with writers Zane and Brea Grant (We Will Bury You, Suicide Girls) and artist EricJ (Rex Mundi, Fly) for their new creator-owned miniseries LET’S PLAY GOD! When a mysterious killer begins targeting members of a fierce all-girl punk rock band, our hero Mel must face a dark, dangerous world of blood and evil to find the killer and save her own life!
“It’s like Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in the Pacific Northwest… but cooler,” Brea Grant said.
In the style of Italian slasher psycho-horror, LET’S PLAY GOD combines a punk spirit and kinetic art with a chilling storyline, promising a truly unique four-issue miniseries. After witnessing a murder, Mel finds her and her bandmates have now become targets of the killer. With the list of suspects growing and trust among friends eroding, Mel must find the killer before it’s too late for all of them. This descent into an imaginative world of darkness is sure to delight fans of horror, music, and unbridled adventure.
“We’ve given a punk girl who can barely pay her rent the responsibility of stopping a maniac from killing everyone she knows,” Zane Grant said. “It’s terrifying, really. And I wouldn’t be surprised if our readers petitioned the editor to have our creative team committed.”
“EricJ brings his own brilliant take on Portland, the punk scene, and deadly slashers,” Brea Grant said. “And my brother Zane did a pretty good job, too.”
“I can’t express how excited I am about this project,” EricJ said. “Working with Zane and Brea has been awesome. This is the first project I’ve worked on that feels like it’s set in a world that I’ve lived in, which is exciting for me. And the fact that we’re bringing a bit of noir into it is making me feel right at home and adds up to a unique setting for the story. Top that off with getting to work again with editor Denton J. Tipton, and the incredible challenge of contributing full-color art for the first time in my career, it’s fair to say that I’m having the time of my life!”
The series will be supported by editions signed by the creators, as well as variant covers by acclaimed artists Fábio Moon (Casanova, Day Tripper), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Bloodstrike), and Dennis Calero (X-Factor, Cowboys & Aliens).
After a series of excellent projects with the Grants, IDW is proud to invite readers on their vivid new journey. Lovers of music, mayhem, madness, and great comics won’t want to miss out this October!
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