Driver for the Dead
Coming to you from Radical Publishing is “Driver for the Dead,” a comic that I recently stumbled upon. After taking a peek it definitely sounds like a badass comic, the first two issues don’t appear to have anything to do with werewolves though, however, the third one sure does. Without ruining the story for you, here are the details on Issue #1 of “Driver for the Dead:”
“Radical introduces a new supernatural horror set in the heart of Louisiana, from John Heffernan(screenwriter for Snakes on a Plane) and illustrator Leonardo Manco (Hellblazer).
Alabaster Graves is a driver for the dead. As a twenty-year veteran of funeral homes, mortuaries, and coroners’ offices across the Deep South, he has chauffeured hundreds of bodies to their final resting places, although the trip isn’t always so restful. Graves is a “specialty driver”, one who’s called in for the more unusual assignments that come down the pike, and if unusual equals dangerous, well, that’s just a job that pays more. Matter of fact, that’s just what Alabaster is about to get when the assignment to transport the body of renowned voodoo priest, Mose Freeman, drops in his lap. With Freeman’s sultry granddaughter riding shotgun, Alabaster must cover the distance from Shreveport to New Orleans to retrieve the remains. What he doesn’t know is that he’s being pursued by a resurrectionist named Fallow – a necromancer who gets his power from stealing body parts… and for whom the corpse of Mose Freeman would be the ultimate prize.”
Writer: John Heffernan
Artist: Leonardo Manco
Colorist: Kinsun Loh & Jerry Choo
Cover Art: Leonardo Manco
I am a huge fan of comics and graphic novels, so “Driver for the Dead” definitely has me interested. However, I am picky, and I’m not spending cash on a crap comic, so if any of you have read this one, tell me what you thought of it in a comment below. Should I buy a copy or not?
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