Image Comics Announces New Crime Comic ‘Newburn” By Zdarsky And Phillips

by Olly MacNamee

Writer Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) iand up-and-coming artist Jacob Phillips (That Texas Blood) are partnering up for a new, ongoing crime comic titled, Newburn, Sherlock Holmes meets The Wire” with a grisly main character surely inspired visually by actor Harvey Keitel?

Cover A by Jacob Phillips

“In Newburn, readers meet Easton Newburn, a private detective without loyalties investigating conflicts between rival crime factions while collecting enemies along the way. In this debut issue, a man is murdered after stealing from his own mafia family, but they aren’t the ones who ordered the hit…”

Announced on, Zaesky told them:

“I love the satisfaction that comes from crime procedurals, so the chance to do that in comic form, while crafting a massive story about a fictional New York underworld, was something I couldn’t wait to do. And Jacob is the perfect artist for the book! His work is gritty and full of heart and he’s bringing it all to this book.”

Cover B by Tula Loty

Phillips added:

“Newburn brings something fresh to crime comics that I’ve not seen before. Chip’s at the top of his game crafting these tight done-in-one stories which have been great fun to draw and even more fun to read. I can’t wait for people to see what we’ve been cooking up!”

Also featured in the debut issue will be a backup story called, ‘Brooklyn Zirconia,’ by creators Nadia Shammas and Ziyed Yusuf Ayoub.

Newburn #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 3rd from Image Comics.

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