Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, artist extraordinaire, RILEY ROSSMO (DEBRIS, GREEN WAKE, COWBOY NINJA VIKING, REBEL BLOOD) joins forces with nine different writers over three issues to tell tall tales from beyond the grave!


In this issue: A mariachi falls in love with a woman who strongly resembles his lost love, a father is abused by a poltergeist, and a girl who’s mother died when she was born visits the land of the dead in her dreams.

Story by Alex Link, Christopher Long, & Dirk Manning
Art by Riley Rossmo
Colors by Nick Johnson
Letters by Kelly Tindall
Cover by Riley Rossmo

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  1. This looks awesome. It is too bad anthology books don’t sell well.

  2. I planned on trade waiting for this. . . hope I did not drop the ball. Image usually trades everything though, right?

  3. sounds interesting on the surface, but i wonder if there are any creators involved with this project who speak Spanish as a first language or have a cultural connection to the subject matter? There are so many cultural layers to Day of the Dead… I guess i’m wondering about authenticity for this.

    • Do you base your comic buying decisions on whether or not the author is the same ethnicity as the characters or events in the book?

    • i knew someone would go there. Of course i don’t do that….would be incredibly lame, but for subject matter such as this i think its incredibly important. There is a big difference between “i grew up with this culture…i understand it” and “i did some research”

      I could be wrong. It could be a great series, but i admit i had a bit of a pause when i saw the lineup.

    • Once when I interviewed Jason Aaron I asked him about SCALPED and the authentic feeling of life on the reservation that was so palpable that he must have had first-hand knowledge and he said he had no personal experience he had just done a done a ton of research.

      I am also reminded of a story that my fiction writing professor told us one day in class. He said that he was taking a writing class himself and one day a young woman in the class read a heartbreaking story about a young woman dealing with the sudden death of her mother. The story was so moving that it had everyone in tears and after class many people went up to console the young woman on what was surely the recent loss of her mother, and the young woman said, “Oh, my mom’s not dead. It was just a story.”

      That’s not to say that no one working on this book has any first-hand knowledge of what they are writing about. It’s just that the above exchange made me think of those two events.

    • I have a 12 page short in the third issue of the series. I wrote a ghost story about loneliness and longing for someone who’s passed on. Riley basically said he wanted unique, atypical ghost stories. That’s what I gave him. Not sure how rooted in cultural authenticity it is, but it was a script that was very personal for me.

  4. Those are some great points Conor…its fascinating for sure, and the more i think about it there are tons of great stories about cultures and history that the writer obviously could have not experienced for themselves. However i do think when possible, that personal experience can add rich layers to the story that only make it better.

    Interesting to see how it all unfolds. I suppose I have such things on the mind due to some of the recent articles going around on other sites about lack of writer diversity in comics. Its definitely an industry issue.

    …or I’m calling it as a Canadian Comic Book Invasion conspiracy theory =P

  5. My complaint about the book is it’s too big to fit inside a bag and board. Not sure how I’m gonna store it.

    • You can get the golden age sized bag/board ..

    • I haven’t read this yet, but that is my complaint as well. And I’m not going to buy a bag of golden age supplies just for a few books.

    • @fishface45 & pmallory i feel like you guys are goofing on me and just making a joke. I would never avoid buying something just on the merit of storage, but many comic book shops can sell you one back for 0.20 tops.

      That is how I stored Cowboy,Ninja,Viking, another Rossomo gem.

    • I wasn’t making a joke, when I came home with it I noticed it wouldn’t fit in my bag. I never thought of getting a Golden age bag until you mentioned it. It seems like it’s the same width of a magazine. If you say it will work when I go to my LCS I will pick up a bag and board. My other point is I can’t store it in my box. So it’s gonna to sit in my draw.

    • My LCS bag all their books as standard , including this. Great service!

    • Next, you guys are going to complain about them not fitting in your long or short box. The simple solution to that is to PUT THEM ON YOUR BOOKSHELF. It’s nice to have a comic that you can pull off the shelf and read rather than dig through a box to find it. The stock on these will hold up fine even if there’s no bag and board.

    • I love Golden-Aged sized comics, it is such an enjoyable reading experience. I store them in my box in a golden age bag, no board, and they do great. It’s kinda sad to still hear that size matters. It’s what killed BWS’s “Storyteller”.

    • @400yrs – Cowboy Ninja Viking rules.

      @theWAC1 – size MATTERS … its a fact :p

  6. Sadly, Diamond shorted my shop all copies of this. WTG Diamond! Even a monopoly on distribution can’t create competence.

    • This is why comic creators can’t be experimental with their format, if something doesnt “fit” in the norm, it can be problematic to distribute it through the traditional methods.

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