PORTLAND, Ore. 05/31/2023 — The multiple Eisner Award winning, bestselling duo behind Night Fever, Pulp, Reckless, and Criminal—Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips—are back with a new original graphic novel for readers to obsess over titled, Where the Body Was. This hardcover edition murder mystery will feature colors by Jacob Phillips (That Texas Blood, The Enfield Gang Massacre) and is set to hit shelves in December from Image Comics.
Where The Body Was is a tour-de-force from grandmasters Brubaker and Phillips. Starting with a map of the crime scene, this murder mystery follows the ripples that echo through decades of love and loss and passion and violence after one fateful killing. Like a true crime podcast crossed with a long-lost diary, Where The Body Was is unlike anything Brubaker and Phillips have ever done, and a must-have for all avid fans!
"This is a story I've been trying to find a way to tell for half my life," said Brubaker. "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."
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?
Where the Body Was original graphic novel (ISBN: 978-1-5343-9826-9) will be available at local comic book shops on Wednesday, December 6 and independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo on Tuesday, December 12.
Where the Body Was will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.