UPCOMING HORROR ANTHOLOGY SERIES THE SILVER COIN RICH IN TALENT
PORTLAND, Ore. 01/22/2021 — Eisner Award winning artist Michael Walsh (Star Wars, Black Hammer/Justice League) will team up with an all-star lineup of collaborators—Chip Zdarsky (Stillwater), Kelly Thompson (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Ed Brisson (Old Man Logan), and Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls)—in The Silver Coin. This 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
“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,”
said Walsh in and exclusive scoop on the announcement at IGN. “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.”
Zdarsky told IGN:
"This was incredibly fun to work on. Michael is such a talented artist
with a real eye for horror, I’m pretty stunned with what he was able to
do with my story. It’s incredibly creepy.
“It was really great being able to do these side by side with the other
writers. Because we all started with the same basic premise and are
working with Michael on art, it’s the perfect way to determine which of
us is the best writer by comparing our final stories. Which means we’ve
all brought our A-game for fear of looking bad by comparison. Which
means YOU, the READER, truly wins out!"
The Silver Coin #1 Cover A by Walsh (Diamond Code FEB210045), The Silver Coin #1 Cover B by Tula Lotay, and The Silver Coin #1 Cover C by Maria Nguyen will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 7.
The Silver Coin #1 will also be available for purchase across
many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books,
comiXology, and Google Play.
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