January 8, 2015

Alex De Campi, Carla Speed McNeil, and Jenn Manley Lee team up for a pre-college field trip gone wrong

Bestselling writer Alex de Campi (Smoke/Ashes, Grindhouse), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and Jenn Manley Lee (Dicebox) team up for NO MERCY, coming from Image Comics this Spring 2015.

“This book takes one of my all-time favourite genres—teen drama—and lenses it through the relentless eye of someone like Sam Peckinpah,” said De Campi. “And Carla Speed McNeil draws the best teenagers on Earth: FACT. We have eight issues of constant reversals, total surprises, and Very Bad Things in store. Also, emoji. Lots and lots of emoji.”

It was just a trip, before college. Build schools in a Central American village; get to know some of the other freshmen. What could go wrong? After tragedy strikes, these once-privileged American teens must find their way home in a cruel landscape that at best doesn't like them, and at worst actively wants to kill them. No phones. No passports. No mercy.

McNeil added: "Anybody watching me work on this book would think I'd lost my mind. I cackle over the ghastly fate of one character, cheer for another one, and get deadly silent over a third. I'm having my fun drawing [REDACTED], coyote attacks, compound fractures, and extremely rude sign language. Something for everybody."

“What a team! Alex, Carla, and Jenn have been quietly banking material for this book for months now, and it’s awesome to finally be able to talk about it,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “I’m always excited to get behind something that stands out from everything else on the shelves, and No Mercy definitely fits that bill. Everything about this book just works, and for anyone who isn’t familiar with the work of everyone involved already, I think it’s going to be a true revelation.”

The series is set to launch from Image Comics in 2015.