Charles Soule and Will Sliney are teaming for Hell to Pay, a supernatural adventure that is described at Indiana Jones meets Hellboy.
“I love horror stories, especially gnarly, supernaturally-tinged tales—but I haven’t been able to play with that kind of storytelling much since my run on Swamp Thingalmost a decade ago. I’ve been meaning to tell a really big story with Will Sliney for ages too—we’ve known each other since the early days of our careers. I feel very lucky that Hell to Pay gives me a chance to do both,” said Soule in a press release from Image Comics. “The story here is high-concept and thrilling—basically, you can get magic… but on credit, and your soul is the collateral. Clearing that debt… easier said than done. I think this story will be very relatable to anyone living in today’s world.
It’s also the start of something really big. Will and I are kicking things off with Hell to Pay… but we intend to tell stories in this world for a good long time to come.”
In Hell to Pay, readers meet married young couple Maia and Sebastian Stone. Years ago, they made a deal with the mysterious Shrouded College to give them magic… but they incurred a debt. Until it’s paid, their lives are not their own. Maia and Sebastian have worked for the College ever since, using their new abilities to track down 666 cursed coins: qurrakh…aka, the Devil’s Dollar. Only a few remain. The Stones are almost free…but the devil’s in the details.
Hell to Pay is scheduled to arrive on November 2, 2022.