“Pitch-perfect pacing…You can't help but feel hooked by the end.” —Entertainment Weekly
PORTLAND, Ore. 02/09/2022 — The award-winning creative team consisting of writer David M. Booher (Killer Queens), artist Zoe Thorogood (The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott), colorist Chris O’Halloran (HaHa), and letterer Shawn Lee (Madman Artist’s Select) brought Joe Hill's Rainto life in comic book form last month and fans have responded with floods of enthusiasm. Image Comics is pleased to reveal an exciting sneak preview of what’s to come in next week’s Rain #2.
In Rain #2, as tragedy strikes around her, Honeysuckle does the only thing she knows to do—she devises a plan to walk to Denver to make sure her loved ones are okay. Though the deadly rain could fall at any moment, she quickly learns there are things just as dangerous as the corrupted weather: other people.
Rain first appeared in author Joe Hill’s acclaimed novella collection Strange Weather, and tells the story of a seemingly normal August day in Boulder, Colorado—the skies are clear and Honeysuckle Speck couldn’t be happier. She’s finally moving in with her girlfriend, Yolanda. But their world is literally torn apart when dark clouds roll in and release a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover.
Rain makes vivid this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads across the country and around the world, threatening everything young lovers Honeysuckle and Yolanda hold dear.
Rain #2 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 16:
- Cover A Thorogood - Diamond Code DEC210321
- Cover B Elizabeth Beals - Diamond Code DEC210322
- Cover C 1:25 copy incentive Renae DeLiz & Ray Dillon - Diamond Code DEC210323
- Cover D 1:50 copy incentive Thorogood - Diamond Code DEC210324
Rain #2 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.
Select praise for Joe Hill's Rain:
“The pitch-perfect pacing of this first issue manages to introduce us to protagonist Honeysuckle Speck, establish her love story with Yolanda, and then, just when things seem fine, unleash that apocalyptic rain to devastating effect. You can't help but feel hooked by the end.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Zoe Thorogood is a talent I was excited to discover this past year, but I might be even more delighted for what the future has in store for her.” —Multiversity Comics
“Indelible indie aesthetic; truly affecting characters. 9/10” —AIPT Comics
“A brilliantly human and heartbreaking apocalyptic-horror comic.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots