Issue #3 of Gravedigger, by Yours Truly & Rick Burchett is now available for pre-order through the Diamond Distributors’ Previews catalog under the Action Lab: Danger Zone imprint! Ships in September!
When “Gravedigger” McCrae is brought in on a South of the Border arms heist, it looks like it will be an easy score. But between the charms of the beautiful Angel and all the double-and-triple crosses, Digger will be lucky to get out alive. The desert sand will run red with blood before this caper is done.
Long-time fans will recognize this as a re-presentation of the critically-acclaimed 2004 one-shot, “The Scavengers,” under a brand-new cover by artist Rick Burchett! For new fans, it’s an opportunity to get the first Gravedigger story in print form (as that one-shot is long, long sold out). We’re really glad that Action Lab wanted to reprint this story along with “The Predators.” It’s probably the best-reviewed comic I’ve ever written, so it’s going to be great having it out there again.
Gravedigger #2, by Yours Truly and artist Rick Burchett, is solicited in the June Diamond Comics Distributors’ Previews catalog (Available May 27) from Action Lab: Danger Zone. The Diamond Item Code is JUN150869
Here’s the solicitation copy: On the run from the mob and the police, “Gravedigger” McCrae finds temporary respite with a lovely, wealthy playgirl. But it doesn’t take long for his pursuers to catch up with him, and then it’s no longer a matter of outrunning them, but escape from certain death. Can Digger outwit his adversaries in the savage conclusion to “The Predators?”
Here’s the regular cover art for Gravedigger #1 by Rick Burchett! The May issue of the Diamond Previews catalog is out this Wednesday. Within its pages you’ll find, under Action Lab Entertainment / Action Lab: Danger Zone, the solicitation for the first issue of the Gravedigger miniseries, due out in July and containing part one of “The Predators,” by Yours Truly and the amazing Rick Burchett. Stay tuned for more details (including the product number, once I know it).
Here’s a look at the limited edition variant cover for Gravedigger # 1 by Dario Briton Carrasco, with colors by Ian Sokoliwski.
It was just a little over two months ago that the hardboiled crime comic that I created with artist Rick Burchett, Gravedigger, concluded its online serialization. At the time, I speculated that we wouldn’t have to wait long for the character’s return… and here it is.
Rick and I have just signed with Action Lab Entertainment’s “Danger Zone” mature readers imprint, to bring the two existing Gravedigger sagas – “The Scavengers” and “The Predators” – to both print and digital formats in 2015. The stories will be presented in a three-issue comic book miniseries format and as a digital edition on Comixology. Action Lab will be making their own announcement soon, and there will be more details revealed then.
The release dates haven’t been set yet, but you can be sure I’ll be plugging the hell out of the book when the time comes!