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NAILBITER - A Horror Suspense Story Unlike Any Other

A new series that will explore what nurtures serial killers.

Press Release

What if someone from your home town turned out to be a serial killer? What if sixteen people did?

Joshua Williamson (GHOSTED, MASKS AND MOBSTERS, Captain Midnight) and artist Mike Henderson (MASKS AND MOBSTERS, Venom, TMNT) will be keeping readers up late at night with a new ongoing serial killer mystery from Image Comics.

Since 1969, Buckaroo, Oregon has been the birthplace for sixteen serial killers and FBI criminal profiler Charles Kohl makes it his personal mission to understand why. But just as Kohl begins to peel back the truth behind why this small Pacific Northwestern town seems to breed some of the vilest murderers America has ever seen, he goes missing. Now the mystery falls to Kohl’s friend and NSA agent Nicholas Finch who must race put together the pieces of the puzzle his friend left behind, and do so before the body count gets any higher.

Williamson brings a unique and eerie perspective to the sub-genre of horror that explores serial killers. “Many years ago when I was an art director I was talking to one of my co-workers when she told me that she had broken up with her boyfriend. In the past she had said things were going really well so I was surprised by the news. She explained to me that her ex-boyfriend’s uncle had been arrested for killing five women. He was a serial killer. I asked 'But your ex didn’t know, right? He wasn’t a part of it, so why dump him?' She explained to me, 'I just can’t be with someone who is that close to something so evil,'" said Williamson. “That always stuck with me. We talk a lot about the families of the victims but never the families of the serial killers. The world they left behind. The family that has to find out that someone they loved was killing people. The harsh truth is that it destroys those families. And I always wanted to explore that.”

To read more of Williamson’s interview on NAILBITER, visit: NAILBITER will arrive on shelves 5/7 and will be available for $2.99. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code: MAR140480.

Check out our video interview on NAILBITER with Josh HERE.

Posted by KaliboooStew

Now that's a damn cool cover

Edited by KaliboooStew
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Really looking forward to this, I'v always enjoyed a good serial killer story like Hannibal, Psycho and Zodiac.

Edited by longbowhunter

I'm going to give this a go when it comes out. For me Josh Williamson's concepts are better than his execution, but him comparing the town to Twin Peaks has me curious. Plus me and the old lady are kinda serial killer buffs so I think I might be able to get her reading it too.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

also awesome art is awesome

Edited by Imagine_Man15

Gonna' have to give this a shot.

Posted by Maddpanda531

Well, that's one seriously freaky cover.

Edited by mak13131313

Definitely my most anticipated up coming book from Image! I already had my LCS add it to my pull list.

Edited by fables87

Something I'd probably read.

Posted by iceslick

@g_man: Maybe this cover will definitely stop my nail biting habits, lol. I love that cover! It looks creepy! Hopefully I will check out someday. And I remember watching that video so I know what it's about and it sounds interesting to read.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Excited! The image series I'm most looking forward to!

Posted by deadpool25mm

The picture reminded me of Attack On Titan.

Edited by nappystr8

What a crazy cover! I am really tempted by this series.

Posted by Daring_Doodads

That cover makes me think of Attack On Titan. Definitely reading the first couple of issues.

Edited by frankcal460

I am really really excited for this series. Williamson has been hitting it out of the park in Captain Midnight and Ghosted so I can only imagine how good this series will be. This concept is just too good to not want to explore and I'm glad it's being explored in the comic medium vs the movie/television medium.

Posted by lykopis

For some reason I am thinking of Tradd Moore and his work with Luther Strode. If the art is anything like the cover, I am in just for that.

Although, Williamson's former co-worker was unfair to her ex-boyfriend (that's putting it mildly). He's better off without her.