Following on from the series of cryptic trailers they released a few days ago, ComixTribe have announced today the upcoming release of CHUM, a brand new mini-series set to debut in April.
The series, from writer Ryan K Lindsay (Negative Space, Headspace) and artist Sami Kivela (Realm War, Hit List) promises to tell a “surf noir story straight off the drugstore paperback rack that will ruin your faith in people, and keep you away from the water.”
CHUM tells the story of Summer Stanwyck, a woman who feels trapped. She tends bar on the island she grew up on, the local cop is about to become her ex-husband, and she’s wasting time screwing the local reefer kingpin. But when a bag full of cash and drugs falls into her lap, she sees a way out… and anyone who gets in her way is shark bait.
Speaking about the announcement, Lindsay said “With one foot in taut paperback vintage like old dime stores delivered and the other foot deep in decades of high quality neo noir comics, CHUM is my flag in this fertile blood soaked ground.”
Kivela added “It’s been a huge privilege to work again with such a talented and hard-working writer and gentleman as Ryan. As a big fan of crime comics, I’ve truly enjoyed illustrating every panel of this thrilling beach noir story. Can’t wait for readers to experience what happens on Kingsford Island.”
Publisher Tyler James continued, saying “I’m thrilled to be working with Sami and Ryan to bring this story to the comic book shelves. CHUM is something completely new and different for ComixTribe, but thoroughly inline with the level of quality our readers have come to expect from our titles. Ryan and Sami have crafted a killer book.”
Each issue of the series will feature a standard cover by Sami Kivela and a limited variant cover by industry stars and upcoming talent.
ComixTribe have also confirmed that teaser images, previews and more will be posted at the new CHUM Facebook Page, in anticipation of the series’ release in April 2016.