Image Comics have revealed that the multi-Eisner-winning creative duo of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, Bad Weekend) will release not one, but two new graphic novels and that they will be “out this summer.”

The two novels, titled “Pulp” and “Cruel Summer” will initially release in hardcover form and will hit shelves in July and August respectively.

See full descriptions from Image Comics below:

A darkly mysterious meditation on a life of violence, Pulp is unlike anything the award-winning team of Brubaker and Phillips have ever done. A celebration of pulp fiction, set in a world on the brink. It follows Max Winters, a pulp writer in 1930s New York, who finds himself drawn into a story not unlike the tales he churns out at 5 cents a word—tales of a wild west outlaw dispensing justice with a six-gun. But will Max be able to do the same, when pursued by bank robbers, Nazi spies, and enemies from his past? Find out in this must-have thriller from one of comics’ most acclaimed creative teams, perfect for fans of The Fade Out and Criminal.

Similar to the recent hit collected hardcover edition, Bad Weekend, the upcoming Cruel Summer hardcover will collect a complete story installment from the ongoing Criminal series and incorporate bonus behind-the-scenes content. Set in the summer of ’88, Cruel Summer follows Teeg Lawless, a man who comes home to plan the biggest heist of his career. But Teeg’s son Ricky and his friends are starting down the same dark path their fathers are on, and this is about to become the worst summer of their lives.

Pulp hardcover edition (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1644-7) will be available on Wednesday, July 29 and in bookstores on Tuesday, August 4. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore, or on AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionIndieBound, and Indigo.

Cruel Summer hardcover edition (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1643-0) will be available on Wednesday, August 12 and in bookstores on Tuesday, August 18. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore, or on AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionIndieBound, and Indigo.

Pulp and Cruel Summer will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

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