Even essentially the most informal of horror fan at this level is accustomed to the idea of the Final Girl. The sole survivor left after a killer’s rampage by way of everybody round her, the Final Girl has been a staple of slashers and thrillers for the reason that late ’70s. But what occurs to the Final Girl after it’s throughout? That’s the place The Very Final Last Girls, a brand new graphic novel coming from Darby Pop Publishing later this yr, picks up. Written and lettered by Josh Eiserike, with artwork by Z. Crockett and Andres Barrero and colours by Michael Woods, the e-book follows one specific Final Girl within the aftermath of her experiences as she encounters new horrors and threats. Siya Oum gives the quilt for graphic novel’s cowl.
Here’s how Darby Pop describes The Very Final Last Girls:
For teenager Megan Williams, who has simply misplaced her household to a zombie assault, life as she is aware of it, is over. Rescued after witnessing unspeakable horrors, Megan is taken to a secret facility housing a rehab program for ladies who survive what is named “metaphysical phenomena.” Because—information flash—each scary story you’ve ever heard…from werewolves to demons, psychos to slashers… is true. And it’s the federal government’s job to maintain the general public at nighttime.
But, Megan will not be one to play properly with others, particularly when she believes there’s one thing the company spooks aren’t telling her about her child sister. Or the path of contemporary corpses main proper to Megan’s door…
The Very Final Last Girls is the most recent work from Josh Eiserike, the Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist of Class of ’99, and his newest collaboration with Z. Crockett. I used to be an enormous fan of their sequence Anyone But Virginia from again within the early ’00s, so I’m excited to see them placing out one other e-book. Based on Eiserike’s web site The Very Final Last Girls started its life as a sequence known as Dead Last, which is a killer identify, although not as instantly indicative of what the e-book’s about as the present title is.
In a press release saying the brand new e-book, Eiserike, Crockett, and Barrero expressed their enthusiasm at working with Darby Pop to get the story into readers’ scorching little arms:
“Z. and I have been making comics together since we met over 15 years ago at the University of Missouri, and it’s been an absolute pleasure to continue that collaboration with The Very Final Last Girls,” defined Josh Eiserike. “We have been quietly working on this for about a decade. Then, Andres Barrero joined us and proved to have a keen eye for detail, emotion, and both scary and funny stuff that works very well within the story! We are absolutely thrilled to finally bring it to life with the help of the entire Darby Pop team.”
“I’ve known Josh Eiserike since college and I’ve always admired his ability to write interesting characters and crisp, believable dialogue,” stated Z. Crockett (she/her). “I very much enjoy bringing his creations to life and to readers everywhere.”
“Josh approached me to work on the last part of the book; when he told me it was “terror,” I accepted instantly,” stated artist Andres Barrero (he/him). “Working with Josh and the Darby Pop team has been a pleasure, the work environment has been very professional and respectful, and I can’t wait to see the book published!”
Check out a seven-page preview of interiors from the 162-page graphic novel beneath. The Very Final Last Girls is due out in shops on Wednesday, June twenty ninth.