After collaborating together for over two decades, I don’t think more needs to be said that hasn’t already about the the multiple Eisner Award winning duo of writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips. Today Image Comics announced their latest project, Where the Body Was. Featuring colors by Jacob Phillips, this original graphic novel is a murder mystery with “ripples that echo through decades of love and loss and passion and violence after one fateful killing.”
Here’s how Image Comics describes the graphic novel:
A boarding house full of druggies. A neglected housewife. A young girl who thinks she’s a superhero. A cop who wants to be left alone. And a Private Detective looking for a runaway girl. These stories all collide one deadly summer in Where The Body Was—a tale of love and murder in the suburbs—told from a dozen different points of view. All the neighbors on the block have an opinion about the murder and how it happened, but which of them is telling the truth?
In the official press release Brubaker revealed the origins of the project:
“This is a story I’ve been trying to find a way to tell for half my life. Inspired by a bunch of wild things that happened when I was a teenager in Southern California—from small time crimes to a murder plot—this book is kind of a diorama of a crime scene, with all the action confined to one small neighborhood… And it even comes with a map. I can’t wait for our readers to get their hands on this one, just in time for the Holidays.”
Look for Where the Body Was, an original graphic novel hardcover, to arrive in comic stores on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 and in bookstores on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.