Image To Publish Crime Thriller ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies’ By Brubaker & Phillips

by Olly MacNamee

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies is the first original graphic original graphic novel from the award-winning and bestselling team Ed Brubaker (writer on HBO’s Westworld)) and Sean Phillips (together making up the team that also brought you The Fade Out and Fatale) which is scheduled for October 10th from Image.

Brubaker says:

Sean and I have been talking about doing our version of a romance comic for a long time, so naturally it ended up being a crime story, too. But it’s one that allows me to mine some of my own pop culture obsessions and delve back into my teen years and the kind of trouble you can only get into when you’re young. And coming off a long project like Kill Or Be Killed, it just felt like this was the perfect time for us to experiment with format and finally do an original graphic novel. We’re both very excited to be creating something that’s designed to be seen first in hardback. That’s a new one for us, in nearly 20 years of working together.

Image describes the book thus:

Ever since the death of her junkie mother, Ellie has been obsessed with famous drug addicts. Those tragic artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been her angels and idols. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it appears to be… she’ll find another more dangerous romance, and find out how easily drugs and murder go hand in hand.

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies is scheduled for October 10th from Image.

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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