Your First Look At New Horror Anthology ‘The Silver Coin’ From A Whole Host Of Top Talent
by Olly MacNamee
Eisner Award winning artist Michael Walsh (Star Wars, Black Hammer/Justice League), Chip Zdarsky (Stillwater), Kelly Thompson (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Ed Brisson (Old Man Logan), and Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls) are all joining forces to bring you a new horror anthology from Image Comics.
The Silver Coin from Image Comics will be an ongoing horror anthology series will launch from Image Comics this April.
“Each issue of The Silver Coin will tell a tale of terror in a shared supernatural world interwoven with common characters and overlapping stories. The series begins in 1978 with a failing rock band whose fortune suddenly changes when they find the mysterious Silver Coin. Little do they know that fame comes with a cost, and a curse is always hungry.”
And it’s all down to Walsh, as he explained exclusively to IGN:
“After finishing Black Hammer/Justice League with Jeff Lemire I was really itching to draw a Horror comic. I was also dying to work with a bunch of my favourite collaborators again AND I was really pushing myself to move back into the world of creator owned comics. I thought for a while about how I could make all of these things happen and came up with the idea behind The Silver Coin. A shared world where a bunch of writers can throw amazing and horrific ideas at me to draw the hell out of. I approached a group of writers whose work I not only admired as a fan, but also had a fruitful working collaboration with in the past. Everyone signed up for this simple idea… A Coin rolls through time causing supernatural horror to all those that find it. That story prompt grew and evolved into something truly unexpected. As each script came in the world grew into something bigger and more connected… I can’t WAIT for readers to find out where this is going and what we have in store for them.”
Look out for The Silver Coin #1 Cover A by Walsh, Cover B by Tula Lotay, and Cover C by Maria Nguyen on Wednesday, April 7th from Image Comics.