LIMBO—new noir series drips neon and static
October 16, 2015
The all-new miniseries crosses ’50s pulp with an ’80s VHS visual aesthetic
From UK creative team writer Dan Watters and artist Caspar Wijngaard comes LIMBO, an all-new, genre-bending fantasy series set to launch from Image Comics this November.
In LIMBO #1, readers meet a detective with no memory, no identity, and no manners, a femme fatale seeking escape from a powerful crime lord, a voodoo queen with a penchant for mixtapes and hi-tops, and a goat-eating TV… Welcome to Dedande City, where good people check under their beds at night and reality is never quite what it seems.
“Limbo is a noir story set in a world that flatly refuses to adhere to noir conventions,” said Watters. “It’s a straightforward story of a detective trying to solve a crime; he just happens to be doing it in a reality where anything can and will happen, where music is a deadly weapon and you can’t trust your own electronic appliances not to be possessed by minor deities…”
Wijngaard added: “It’s is a pulp detective novel at its core, but it’s been up all night watching all the bad TV your parents warned you about.”
This surreal new neon-noir miniseries crosses ’50s pulp with an ’80s VHS visual aesthetic drawing from the likes of Carpenter, Cronenberg, and Lynch.
LIMBO #1 (Diamond Code SEP150538) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, November 11th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, October 19th.