Monday, May 23, 2022

A Winter Storm Looms in New That Texas Blood Story Arc Starting in June

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PORTLAND, Ore. 04/13/2022 — Bestselling, contemporary crime noir That Texas Blood by Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips kicks off a new story arc titled, “The Snow Falls Endlessly In Wonderland.” This new chapter in the series will begin in That Texas Blood #14 out from Image Comics this June. 

“Our fictional county in West Texas continues to be an incubator for the dark and sordid,” said Condon. “While our first two arcs allowed us to explore neo-noir and cult horror tales, this latest arc takes a stab at the slasher subgenre. Well, the slasher subgenre as funneled through the unique perspective of Sheriff Joe Bob Coates and his fellow Ambrose Countians, of course.”

Phillips added: “See Ambrose county as you’ve never seen it before… covered in snow! In this new arc we are really getting to stretch our horror muscles, leaning into the slashers that both Chris and I love.”

As a winter storm looms over Ambrose County in January of 1992, a local woman’s body is discovered and believed to be the latest victim of a horrifying West Texas serial killer. This latest installment of this neo-western series sees a chilling crime committed in the most frigid conditions; a tale perfect for new and seasoned readers alike. That Texas Blood #14 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 8: Cover A Phillips – Diamond Code APR220248 Cover B Smallwood – Diamond Code APR220249 Cover C Taylor – Diamond Code APR220250 That Texas Blood is available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Also available in the That Texas Blood series at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.: That Texas Blood, Vol. 1 trade paperback – Diamond Code OCT200050, ISBN 9781534318069 That Texas Blood, Vol. 2 trade paperback – Diamond Code NOV210187, ISBN 9781534321694 Select praise for That Texas Blood:

“This story is the perfect kind of Texas noir—timeless, sinister, funny, kind, and poignant. It captures so well the ancient and off-beat unknowns in every grain of Texas soil and rubs them in your palm with notes of mystery and wonder. And it’s all framed within that familiar moment when the charming and friendly old town elder sweetly tells you an upsetting and twisted tale you’ll remember the rest of your life.” —Christopher CantwellIron Man, The Blue Flame, AMC’s Halt & Catch Fire

That Texas Blood belongs to that special category of revisionist Western in which the genre’s conventions are fully explored rather than shattered. There is a homecoming. The repressed past returns. A man out of time tries to make a last stand against chaos and misrule. Condon and Phillips have crafted an American myth every bit as heartbreaking and riven with contradictions as the country itself.” —Alex PaknadelRedfork, Turncoat

“Chris and Jacob pull off something remarkable here. A vivid and bright story that nails a thorough sense of foreboding and darkness. A shocking amount of talent for a duo so fresh to comics!” —Chip Zdarsky, Sex Criminals, Daredevil

“A delightfully dark debut.” —Nerdist

“Blood and cruelty spill into the kindness and manners that provide Coates’ town a quaint, charming appeal… That Texas Blood is a ghost story and a Western, and it questions whether there is a difference between the two. As it builds upon the legacy of other modern Westerns, which raised similar questions, it’s not difficult to see how the series may stand comfortably upon the shoulders of giants.” —ComicBook.com

“What starts as a slice-of-life comic set in the heart of Texas, with Western undertones, quickly shifts more towards horror, with Phillips delivering gruesome imagery as Condon reveals cracks in their protagonist’s inner psyche. This turn hints at a more contemplative and cerebral approach on a familiar story; there is horror to be had in That Texas Blood.” —Comic Book Resources

“Immersive and bold, That Texas Blood will resonate with anyone thirsting for a full bodied, neo-western noir.” —Multiversity Comics

“A great comic that holds up as one of the best examples of crime noir in years.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots
Greg Kinne
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Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.

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