Comixology Originals Announces ‘The Panic’ By Neil Kleid And Andrea Mutti

by Olly MacNamee

Comixology Originals today announces its new five-part comic book series,The Panic, from writer Neil Kleid (Ninety Candles, Kings and Canvas) and artist Andrea Mutti (Maniac of New York).

“In The Panic, ten strangers become trapped on a PATH train beneath the Hudson River when their car comes to an unforeseen halt. They are forced to depend on each of their fellow commuters in order to survive. Things go very wrong as they work their way above ground and those left must fight their way through more than rubble to make it to safety. But the darkness is closing in, and with it their own individual fears and paranoia—along with cultural, racial, and political biases. It’ll be a long road to the end of the tunnel . . . that is if they dont kill each other before they get there.”

Writer Neil Kleid had more to say about this new thriller ahed of a first look at the debut issue:

“The Panic is a story about the loss of security and control of ones surroundings . . . about emotionally navigating the moment after something terrible happens, especially if you dont know what caused it. The specifics of the inciting incident—why a train crashed, who is shooting, what exploded—become less important than the sinking feeling in the pit of ones belly, that sense of dread and unease when your personal world is upended and tossed into terrible conditions via unknown means…that…panic inside which drives all decisions to come, logical or ill-advised.

The Panic is not only my first real stab at a horror comic, but a brutal love letter to New York and New Jersey. And both myself and my ultra-talented co-author, Andrea Mutti, hope you—and our desperate characters—make it to the light.”

The Panic #1 will be out digitally on Tuesday May 3rd on comiXology with a print release by Dark Horse in November:

And remember, Comixology Originals titles are available at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and Comixology Unlimited, and for purchase at

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