Dark Horse Comics has announced the next entry in Berger Books with Ruby Falls. Coming this October from writer Ann Nocenti, artist Flavia Biondi, and colorist Lee Loughridge, the series is a neo-noir tale of love, memory, and murder woven through three generations of women. It all hinges on their individual and intertwined fights for freedom. Here’s the write-up from Dark Horse:
Ruby Falls is a sleepy town. But sleep brings nightmares, and 20-something Lana is about to wake up in the middle of her hometown’s biggest secret: the “disappearance” of Betty Gallagher, who was infamous for her progressive ways during the mobster-ruled heyday of this old mining town. The dim details of this cold-case murder are trapped in the mind of Lana’s grandmother Clara, who suffers from dementia. When Clara starts to share these deeply-buried, violent memories with her, Lana is hooked. She becomes obsessed with cracking the case, even if it means snapping the minds of everyone involved, splintering the peaceful town— and putting herself in grave danger.
How could you not be into this series based on that description? I’m a sucker for a good noir story and Ruby Falls looks like it has that in spades. The first issue drops on October 2nd, 2019.