Jeff Lemire And Gabriel Hernández Walta’s ‘Phantom Road’ #1 Sells Out

by Olly MacNamee

Phantom Road #1 from Jeff Lemire (The Bone Orchard Mythos, Little Monsters) and Gabriel Hernández Walta (The Vision, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D: Old Man Whittier) is the latest Image comic to sell out. And, with paper shortages no longer the issue they once were, this debut issue is another that will get a second printing.

“In Phantom Road, Dom is a long-haul truck driver attempting to stay ahead of his tragic past. When he stops one night to assist Birdie, who has been in a massive car crash, they pull an artifact from the wreckage that throws their lives into fifth gear. Suddenly, a typical midnight run has become a frantic journey through a surreal world where Dom and Birdie find themselves the quarry of strange and impossible monsters. It’s gritty horror meets high-concept supernatural fantasy.”

Lemire said of this sell out success:

“Gabriel and I are incredibly grateful to the readers and retailers who have supported Phantom Road. We are just getting started. Issues two and three blow the mythology wide open and kick things into high gear—and I can guarantee no one sees what’s coming next!”

Walta added:

“We are so glad that readers, retailers and reviewers liked Phantom Road! The ride has just started and it only gets better!”

Phantom Road #1, second printing and Phantom Road #2 will both be available on Wednesday, April 12th from Image Comics.

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