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PORTLAND, Ore. 08/18/2022 — Image Comics is pleased to present a unique new series from writer Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman), illustrated in competing points of view by Annie Wu (Hawkeye, Black Canary) and Ming Doyle (The Banks, DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman) in the forthcoming series, Two Graves. This contemporary Persephone myth retelling is set to launch in November.

“This undead road trip, through vanishing forests and motels in towns that never were, is an absolute blast to write,” said Valentine. “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.”

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.

Wu added: “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.”

“Working on Two Graves with this team has been inspiring, renewing, and almost meditative at times,” said Doyle. “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 comic book shops on Wednesday, November 9:

  • Two Graves #1 Cover A by Wu – Diamond Code SEP220018
  • Two Graves #1 Cover B by Doyle – Diamond Code SEP220019

Two Graves #1 will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.


Genevieve Valentine Genevieve Valentine is the author of Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti (2012 Crawford Award), The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Persona, and Icon. She has written Catwoman for DC Comics, and Xena: Warrior Princess for Dynamite. Her short stories have appeared in over a dozen Best of the Year anthologies, including Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. Photo credit: Ellen Wright


Ming Doyle Ming Doyle’s distinctively inky art has been featured in works ranging from fantastical anatomical textbooks to tales of supernatural horror-heroics and period noir crime pulps. She has written and drawn for DC, Vertigo, Marvel, Image, TKO, Insight Editions, Candlewick Press, and more.


Annie Wu Annie Wu is a Chicago-based cartoonist, known for her contributions to comic series like DC’s BLACK CANARY and Marvel’s HAWKEYE. She has also worked as a character designer for Netflix and Warner Bros. Animation, and as a color stylist, storyboard artist, and character designer on Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros.


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