Dead End Kids, a stand-out mini-series from Source Point Press, is back for more in January with its follow up Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job. The creative team of writer Frank Gogol, artist Nenad Cviticanin, and letterer Sean Rinehart are reunited for the next chapter in this saga. Where the original series was set in the ’90s, this one moves forward a decade, showing how September 11th affected a group of kids.
Seven years after the deadly events of September 11th, three teens struggle with the long-term fallout of that tragic day. But these former friends are brought back together when they find themselves in the crosshairs of a local drug dealer who’s out for blood. Can they put their personal traumas aside long enough to work together and survive?
“At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write more Dead End Kids, but with the success of the first book, I started to wonder if there was more to say,” said Frank Gogol. “I decided to go back to the core concept of the original series — childhood trauma and how it affects us as we get older — and I kept coming back to this idea of September 11th.”
Gogol continued, “I grew up in New Jersey, across the Raritan Bay from lower Manhattan, and on clearer days I could see the World Trade Center. I remember standing on our beachfront on 9/11, watching the smoke billow up from the wreckage. I remember looking around and seeing everyone there with me, the horror and pain in their faces. It’s something I’ve literally thought about every day since. At the end of the day, my biggest priority is to tell stories that are about something that people can connect with. With Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job — I think we’ve created something that will connect with so many people. These kids are so real and what they’re going through is so raw. I can’t wait for people to be able to read it.”
Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job #1 features a main cover by Criss Madd, a 1:5 incentive connecting cover by Ryan Kincaid, and a 1:10 incentive cover by Ben Templesmith. It’s set for release on January 27th, 2021.