IDW Reteams With Eisner-Nominated Team of Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella For New Mini Series: Thumbprint

As I eagerly await Joe’s announcement of what he and Gabriel Rodriguez will be working on for a “Caped Hero”, I was stoked to see the following announcement. The Eisner-nominated writing team behind The Cape, Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella are partnering with IDW as they announce a brand new new project. Based on Hill’s original novella and featuring covers and art by superstar newcomer Vic Malhotra, THUMBPRINT is a twisted three-issue tale of fear, terror, and indelible remorse.

Thumbprint-idw-joe-hill When Private Mallory Grennan is dishonorably discharged from the US Army, she hopes to start a new life back home, far away from the things she’d seen and done in Abu Ghraib prison. Mal’s crimes, committed beneath a harsh Arabian sun, throw a shadow long enough to reach all the way to the United States. What started there, will end here – in blood. Over THUMBPRINT’s three gripping issues, fans will truly feel what it’s like to be haunted… and hunted.

Bringing THUMBPRINT to life was a challenge for me,” said writer Jason Ciaramella. “Not because the prose was particularly difficult to adapt, but because the themes the story explores are haunting, and deeply disturbing. I had to step out of myself in order to capture the true horror of it without letting my personal agendas seep in.”

Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella

Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella

Author Joe Hill adds, “I was blown away by Jason’s work on The Cape, and wanted more. THUMBPRINT is right in his wheelhouse: Jay has a feel for the psychological flaws that lead a basically good person down the wrong path. And no one writes action quite like Jay – he turns brutality into surreal comedy and back again faster than a magician turning a scarf into a dove. Add to that an opportunity to work with an artist like Vic Malhotra – who draws with a severe grace, and brings to mind the work Mazzucchelli was doing in Batman: Year One – and I think we’ve got all the ingredients for something that can really explode off the page.

Vincent Chong Variant Cover

Vincent Chong Variant Cover

The first issue will also feature a variant cover by Vincent Chong, the award-winning artist of the THUMBPRINT novella. When THUMBPRINT hits stands this June, fans of the Eisner-winning Locke & Key can expect another in the long line of haunting thrills concocted by Hill and Ciaramella.

JOE HILL’S THUMBPRINT #1 of 3: (FC, 32 pages, $3.99). In stores 6/19/13.

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