Mountainhead Is A New Psychological Thriller Coming From IDW
by Olly MacNamee
Mountainhead is a new five-part creator-owned psychological thriller from writer John Lees (Sink) and artist Ryan Lee (Archer & Armstrong), featuring colors from Doug Garbark and letters from Shawn Lee coming form IDW this August.
In Mountainhead, Abraham Stubbs and his father Noah roam America in a nomadic existence, convinced that they are being pursued by sinister government forces. Living off the grid, burgling houses to survive, they are unwittingly on a collision course… with the bloodied survivor of a climbing expedition gone horribly wrong. What transpires next is a psychological thriller guaranteed to quicken the pulse! “Don’t slow down. Don’t get comfortable. Don’t think you’re safe. Be ready to run.”
This seems to have been a story that writer John Lees, has waited a while to tell, as he explains:
Mountainhead is a story that means a lot to me, one anchored in character and human drama, but which will also push the envelope with suspense and dread in unorthodox, surprising ways. Abraham Stubbs is a character who has lived in my head for some time, a kid raised from infancy to be a survivor but who could never have anticipated the challenges he’s faced with here.
As for artist Ryan Lee, here’s his take on this new series:
Visceral, suspenseful, unnerving, and at times, absolutely bonkers – Mountainhead has all the trademarks of quality horror. There’s also a pedigree of measured story-craft amidst the havoc and darkness that John brings to this yarn. I want to mirror his original vision with my best work, to give readers a lasting story where the craft and passion we put into it comes through in each and every moment.
Mountainhead #1 will be out this August from IDW.