Magic And Murder In The Wild West: IDW Brings Us ‘Chained To The Grave’ By IDW, Level, Eschenbach & Sherron

by Olly MacNamee

The third and final new comic book series to be announced by IDW is Chained to the Grave, by writers Brian Level (Darth Vader, Thanos, Deadpool) and Andy Eschenbach with artist Kate Sherron (Invader Zim, The Amazing World of Gumball). A book promising murder, mystery and magic all set against the historical background of the Wild West, itself a landscape mythologised by Hollywood over the years and so a more than appropriate setting for such a series.

Outlaw Roy Mason has come back from the dead, chained to the headstone that marked his grave. It’s a lawless time, a magical time, and the undead Roy soon finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place as he sets out in search of treasure. But Roy, trying to do right by the wife and children he left behind, soon finds out that everything is not always as it seems…

Want to know more? Well, here’s Eschenbach to elaborate:

Chained to the Grave is a supernatural Western romp on the surface, packed with odd characters and wild trope-bending action. Dig in a little, though, and you’ll see that it’s a story about very bad decisions, and the blast radius they leave behind… even after death.

Out from IDW this May.

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