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In 1916, twelve-year-old Jack Garron’s boxcar-hopping adventure turns into a flight from a ravenous, razor-toothed man who haunts the shadows. SEVERED (FEB120457), the Image Comics series that captures all of our childhood fear, has been collected into a hardcover collection that will go on sale on April 11.

Eisner-Award-winner Scott Snyder (American Vampire) and Scott Tuft weave a tale that conjures up what they describe as “the deep fright that you have as a kid, the kind that takes your breath away, makes your spine tingle… A primal fear.”

New York Times bestselling artist Attila Futaki (Percy Jackson) matches their story with art rich with historical details and subtle characterization, capturing both the hope of youth and the terror of the unknown. The hardcover collection includes pages originally in issue four of the series that have been re-inked and colored.

IGN called SEVERED “As good as horror comics get,” and MTV Geek described it as “sheer terror in comic book form.”

“I just read through the collected SEVERED and I’m so proud of this book,” said Snyder. “I think it might read even better as a collected book than the single issues and I cant wait for our existing fans to experience it this way. I am also excited for new fans to discover SEVERED for the first time.”

“We couldn’t be happier with the way that the collected SEVERED has come together,” added Tuft. “The bonus material looks great and we are so happy with the design of the book. Steven Finch, our designer, did a fantastic job. We’re also thrilled to have an introduction from the great Jeff Lemire who has been supportive from the beginning even introducing us Scotts to Attila.”

Snyder and Tuft will both be in attendance at this weekend’s WonderCon in Anneheim, where Snyder will be a special guest.

SEVERED is a 200-page hardcover book for $29.99. Its ISBN is 978-1-607065-29-6, featuring a foreword by Jeff Lemire (Essex County, Sweet Tooth). It will be available in comic book stores, bookstores, and online retailers.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

via Image Comics

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Stephen Schleicher

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