Back in 2020, comedian author Charles Soule (Eight Billion Genies, Undiscovered Country), artist Will Sliney (Star Wars, Spider-Man), and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg (Star Wars) got here collectively to livestream the creation of Hell to Pay, a comic book collection described as “Hellboy meets Indiana Jones.” This November, the collection is about to reach in bodily type from Image Comics.
In Hell to Pay, readers meet married younger couple Maia and Sebastian Stone. Years in the past, they made a cope with the mysterious Shrouded College to offer them magic… however they incurred a debt. Until it’s paid, their lives should not their very own. Maia and Sebastian have labored for the College ever since, utilizing their new talents to trace down 666 cursed cash: qurrakh…aka, the Devil’s Dollar. Only just a few stay. The Stones are virtually free…however the satan’s within the particulars.
Soule relished the chance to return to his supernatural and horror roots:
“I like horror tales, particularly gnarly, supernaturally-tinged tales—however I haven’t been in a position to play with that sort of storytelling a lot since my run on Swamp Thing virtually a decade in the past. I’ve been which means to inform a very large story with Will Sliney for ages too—we’ve identified one another because the early days of our careers. I really feel very fortunate that Hell to Pay offers me an opportunity to do each. The story right here is high-concept and thrilling—principally, you may get magic… however on credit score, and your soul is the collateral. Clearing that debt… simpler stated than accomplished. I feel this story can be very relatable to anybody dwelling in at the moment’s world.
It’s additionally the beginning of one thing actually large. Will and I are kicking issues off with Hell to Pay… however we intend to inform tales on this world for very long time to return.”
“This is the beginning of something really special, that Charles and I have been planning for a long time. It’s a the debut of a giant new world, built around a very relatable story.”
The first situation may have a most important cowl drawn by Dave Johnson and a variant drawn by Sliney.