Just in case you missed out on Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and David Rubín’s Cosmic Detective on Kickstarter, a new paperback Image Comics edition will be available this September.
The superstar collaboration focuses on the murder of a god and the quest to uncover the trippy circumstances surrounding their mysterious death.
Lemire said “Matt Kindt has been one of my closest friends since I’ve been in comics and we’ve collaborated before but never on a creator owned project where we could just go crazy and push each other in the most fun ways we could imagine. And there was only one artist who could somehow translate all our cosmic craziness, David Rubín. Cosmic Detective was a blast from start to finish and David made it one of the best looking books I’ve ever been a part of.”
Kindt praised his collaborators as well, and said “Jeff and I had a blast cooking up this story but there was a point in the process while working with David that it was clear that David was possessed by an other-worldly energy and we just got out of his way and tried not to get melted by his cast-off cosmic radiation.”
Rubin’s cosmic powers are on full display in the new graphic novel, and the artist said that “Working on Cosmic Detective was a real gift as an artist; that pages are full of surprises and energy. I hope that all that energy and love that we put into that book arrives at the hearth of the readers—this is a love letter to them, to the people who love comics, and for Jack Kirby too.”
Look for the new edition of Cosmic Detective in stores on September 13.