Writer Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) iand up-and-coming artist Jacob Phillips (That Texas Blood) are partnering up for a new, ongoing crime comic titled, Newburn, “Sherlock Holmes meets The Wire” with a grisly main character surely inspired visually by actor Harvey Keitel?
“In Newburn, readers meet Easton Newburn, a private detective without loyalties investigating conflicts between rival crime factions while collecting enemies along the way. In this debut issue, a man is murdered after stealing from his own mafia family, but they aren’t the ones who ordered the hit…”
Announced on CBR.com, Zaesky told them:
“I love the satisfaction that comes from crime procedurals, so the chance to do that in comic form, while crafting a massive story about a fictional New York underworld, was something I couldn’t wait to do. And Jacob is the perfect artist for the book! His work is gritty and full of heart and he’s bringing it all to this book.”
“Newburn brings something fresh to crime comics that I’ve not seen before. Chip’s at the top of his game crafting these tight done-in-one stories which have been great fun to draw and even more fun to read. I can’t wait for people to see what we’ve been cooking up!”
Also featured in the debut issue will be a backup story called, ‘Brooklyn Zirconia,’ by creators Nadia Shammas and Ziyed Yusuf Ayoub.
Newburn #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 3rd from Image Comics.