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‘Too Dead to Die’ OGN promises a classic 1980s spy novel

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Image Comics has revealed a new original spy graphic novel that will be released on December 14 called too dead to die. From creators Marc Guggenheim and Howard Chaykin, the OGN will feature classic spy novel styles.

too dead to die is one of those ideas I had been thinking about for years before the Covid quarantine gave me the opportunity to write it. I started writing “on spec” without any particular artist in mind. But ten pages later, I realized that all the images I was seeing in my head were illustrated by Howard, who I was lucky enough to collaborate with on Blade and Wolverine,” he said. “I was writing with Howard in mind without realizing it. Luckily Howard was willing to come on board and I love how he brought Simon’s story to life. It’s been very exciting to get people to know Too Dead To Die to the world after all this time.


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In the 1980s, Simon Cross was America’s top spy. In too dead to diehe confronts the very different world of today and a past that comes back to haunt him, forcing him out of retirement for one last adventure.

Chaykin added, “Few things thrill me more, professionally, at least, than collaborating with Marc Guggenheim. I had a great time drawing this Simon Cross adventure, and I can only hope that every reader can share in that enjoyment.

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

PORTLAND, Ore. 02/09/2022 – The fan-favorite writer/artist team of Marc Guggenheim and Howard Chaykin (Blade, Wolverine) reunites for an original graphic novel in the upcoming Too Dead to Die. This all-new story promises the suspense of a classic spy novel and is set to hit Image Comics shelves in December.

In the 1980s, Simon Cross was America’s top spy. In too dead to diehe confronts the very different world of today and a past that comes back to haunt him, forcing him out of retirement for one last adventure.

The project achieves a long-standing goal for Guggenheim. “too dead to die is one of those ideas I had been thinking about for years before the Covid quarantine gave me the opportunity to write it. I started writing “on spec” without any particular artist in mind. But ten pages later, I realized that all the images I saw in my head were illustrated by Howard, with whom I had the good fortune to collaborate on Blade and Wolverine,” he said. “I was writing with Howard in mind without realizing it. Luckily Howard was willing to come on board and I love how he brought Simon’s story to life. It’s very exciting to get too dead to die in the world after all this time.

Chaykin added, “Few things thrill me more, professionally, at least, than collaborating with Marc Guggenheim. I had a great time drawing this Simon Cross adventure, and I can only hope that every reader can share in that enjoyment.

too dead to die (ISBN: 978-1-5343-2451-0, Diamond Code SEP220161) will be available on Wednesday, December 14 on local comic shops and to independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, pounds per millionand Indigo Tuesday, December 20.

too dead to die will also be available on many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books and Google Play.


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