Two Graves: Enter a Modern Retelling of Persephone’s Timeless Tale This November
Image Comics has announced a unique series releasing this November titled Two Graves. The series will be a retelling of the myth of Persephone by writer Genevieve Valentine with illustrations by Annie Wu and Ming Doyle. The new series will take a present-day approach to the timeless tale of Persephone, who is kidnapped by Hades and becomes Queen of the Underworld.
Image Comics‘ description of Two Graves reads:
“Emilia and the man with the veil of smoke have set out for the ocean in a stolen truck. There’s a bloody handprint on his neck. She’s beginning to worry it’s hers.
Death and the Maiden go on a road trip. Nobody makes it home alive.”
Valentine shares their excitement of having the talents of Ming and Wu by their side as they approach a dual point of view series, saying:
“This undead road trip, through vanishing forests and motels in towns that never were, is an absolute blast to write. Having dual points of view for Death and Emilia was the initial spark behind the book, and I’m so thrilled that Ming and Annie—my dream artists for this—are sharing the wheel with me to shape this story.”
Wu added their appreciation of Valentine and Doyle’s work, saying:
“Genevieve and Ming have been doing stunning, thoughtful work, and I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone to meet them at their level. I can’t wait for readers to see what we’ve been putting together. Fans of the strange and darkly beautiful, get in here.”
Doyle also shares the inspiration they found working with their fellow creators on Two Graves, saying:
“Working on Two Graves with this team has been inspiring, renewing, and almost meditative at times. In the past few years I’ve become more acquainted with death than ever before, as we all must if we live long enough. It has been incredibly rewarding, continuing to create around it with such talented company.”
Two Graves #1 will be available at your local comic book shop and digitally on November 9th, 2022. Check out the preview below:
Source: Image Comics