IDW Previews Five Glorious Pages of Wild West Weirdness from Chained to the Grave Comic Book Series

An Original Tale of Intrigue, Murder, and Magic
for Mature Audiences Debuts in February

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 19, 2020) – From the creative team of co-writers Brian Level (Darth Vader, Thanos, Deadpool) and Andy Eschenbach (Heavy Metal Magazine, Red Shoes) and artist Kate Sherron (Invader Zim, The Amazing World of Gumball) comes Chained to the Grave, a five-issue comic book series of Old West action — with a wholly unique visual style and supernatural weirdness aplenty!

In anticipation of February’s #1 issue launch, IDW is proud to debut the opening scene of this mature-themed miniseries for all the world to enjoy.

Outlaw Roy Mason has come back from the dead, chained to the headstone that marked his grave. It’s a lawless time, a magical time, and the undead Roy finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place as he sets out in search of treasure. But Roy, trying to do right by the wife and children he left behind, soon finds out that everything is not always as it seems…

“The process of making Chained to the Gravehas been a great pleasure,” says Level. “With Andy’s weird genius and Kate’s singular and luminous art, I’ve had a hand in creating one of the more unorthodox westerns on the market. For such a rotten guy, Roy Mason has brought us along for a pretty magical ride!”

“Brian and I really set out to make something strange and fun with the pieces of something familiar, and Kate’s pen just amplifies that notion. It’s got all the things you’d want from a Western romp, but it toys with those tropes, focusing on the blast radius of Roy Mason’s bad decisions, all through the vivid lens of Kate’s amazing style,” says Eschenbach.

“I love a good Western, but I loathe the usual Western palette — tan, brown, the occasional khaki green… I’d really rather not,” says Sherron. “I can’t thank Brian and Andy enough for crafting this wild story where cowpokes and color happily coexist on the page.”

Chained to the Grave #1 will feature two cover editions for fans to enjoy: Cover A by Kate Sherron and a Retailer Incentive edition by Brian Level.

For information on how to acquire copies of Chained to the Grave, please contact your local comic shop or visit to find a store near you.

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