A Modern Take On The Persephone Myth: Announcing ‘Two Graves’ From Image Comics

by Olly MacNamee

Writer Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman), illustrated in competing points of view by Annie Wu (Hawkeye, Black Canary) and Ming Doyle (The Banks, DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman) team up for the new forthcoming series, Two Graves from Image Comics. A contemporary take on the Persephone myth set to launch in November.

Emilia and the man with the veil of smoke have set out for the ocean in a stolen truck. There’s a bloody handprint on his neck. She’s beginning to worry it’s hers.

Death and the Maiden go on a road trip. Nobody makes it home alive.

Valentine explains more:

“This undead road trip, through vanishing forests and motels in towns that never were, is an absolute blast to write. Having dual points of view for Death and Emilia was the initial spark behind the book, and I’m so thrilled that Ming and Annie—my dream artists for this—are sharing the wheel with me to shape this story.”

Wu added:

“Genevieve and Ming have been doing stunning, thoughtful work, and I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone to meet them at their level. I can’t wait for readers to see what we’ve been putting together. Fans of the strange and darkly beautiful, get in here.”

Doyle concludes:

“Working on Two Graves with this team has been inspiring, renewing, and almost meditative at times,” said Doyle. “In the past few years I’ve become more acquainted with death than ever before, as we all must if we live long enough. It has been incredibly rewarding, continuing to create around it with such talented company.”

Two Graves #1 will be available on Wednesday, November 9th from Image Comics witha. first look to share with you below:

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