TEASER: Near Death #1 from Image Comics

Earlier this year at the Emerald City Comic Con we spoke to writer Jay Faerber about his upcoming series from Image Comics, Near Death.  Faerber was light on the details at that time, but since then I've heard nothing but good things about this crime drama that Faerber has teamed up with artist Simone Guglielmini on. We all  know Faerber is one of the best at finding new artistic talent (i.e. Mahmud Asrar on Dynamo5, now on Supergirl), and it looks like he's done it again with Guglielmini.

Today, Image Comics release the following teaser images and if you're a crime comics fan, you've gotta be pretty excited for this series which hits comics stores in September.


  1. If that was the afterlife then I’d be scared to go…

    People would be kicking my ass for eternity. 

  2. kennyg kennyg says:

    So if he has to save a life for every life he took, that would mean he can’t kill in the process of saving someone, or he’s got a negative ROI, right? I’m only half kidding. But this does look interesting!

  3. pyynk pyynk says:

    Art reminds me a lot of Mazzuchelli (sp?) from Year One. I likey!

  4. Fett02 Fett02 says:

    @kennyg  That’s exactly what I was thinking when I saw the first panel on the last page. I guess it would be pointless if he killed someone to save someone. ;)

  5. MegaPhilip MegaPhilip says:

    Cool concept and the art looks gorgeous. I’m in!

  6. HailScott HailScott says:


  7. charlesp1138 charlesp1138 says:

    I’m so proud of this book. Even more so than Dynamo5.

  8. JayFaerber JayFaerber says:

    @kennyg  Believe me, we’re well aware of that particular moral gray area.

  9. Riley Riley says:

    This book was made for Jay to write. So you know who to blame if it’s great.

  10. PaulAllor PaulAllor says:

    With all due respect to DC, I think this is the No. 1 issue I’m most looking forward to in September!

    Also, while we’re on the subject of Jay Faerber, I wanted to say that to anyone who likes PI stories, I highly recommend Faerber’s OGN “Dodge’s Bullets.” I just reread it a few weeks ago, and it’s a really great piece of work that didn’t get the attention it deserved in the marketplace.

  11. kennyg kennyg says:

    @Fett02   Maybe if they were really bad people, it would be OK, like in True Lies. Right?

  12. kennyg kennyg says:

    @JayFaerber  Cool, I can’t wait to read it. Sounds like a winner!

  13. Ajacks7 says:

    These pages have me excited. This looks like it’s going to be really good

  14. Jay Faerber is a class act, I’ve been a big fan of his since Noble Causes (though I skipped Dynamo5, pleasedonthatemejay), I’m all over this series. Though its not actually related to this, I’m reminded that I should reread Dodges Bullets at some point. Its been a while.

  15. balsalm balsalm says:

    I’m always on the lookout for a good crime drama, hopefully this is one of those.

  16. This is laid out like the trailer from some unmade 1970s pulp movie. Very nicely done.

  17. 400yrs 400yrs says:

    Excited!  Great comic trailer! 

  18. JayFaerber JayFaerber says:

    @balsalm  We’re actually aiming for mediocre crime drama. I hope you’ll still check us out! ;-)

  19. 4iiii says:

    been a fan since noble causes, and dynamo 5 soo yeah im in.

    Art looks pretty damn amazing to.

  20. wayne2001bc wayne2001bc says:

    I really miss Dynamo 5.  But this looks fun.  I love the premise of having to save a life for every life he took.  I’ll definitely check this out.

  21. I’m in