Media Release — Coming in September, IDW Publishing introduces an exciting, month-long comic event for this five-Wednesday month. Created and written by Andy Schmidt, with art by Chee, 5 Days to Die is timed specifically in a five-Wednesday month, bringing fans back to the comic stores each week. New York Times best-selling author David Morrell calls the weekly series “hard-hitting, suspenseful, and innovative.”
“The story really developed because I like old-school action thriller movies, full of noir and suspense,” said Schmidt. “Chee was the perfect artist to bring Ray’s heartache to life and he makes every punch, bullet, tackle, and hit leap off the page and smack you in the face. If you’re a fan of ‘Bullet’ or the original ‘Die Hard’ then this is the book for you.”
5 Days to Die follows Ray Crisara, a tough cop who has to make an impossible decision with just five days to live. Available every Wednesday for the month of September, each issue will feature a new day and new challenge for Ray. Raves fan-favorite writer Christos N. Gage, “this is the stuff crime noir fans love!” Each weekly issue also sports a compelling cover from top-tier artists. David Finch does the honors for issue #1, Michael Avon Oeming for issue #2, Ben Templesmith opens issue #3, Gabriele Dell’Otto is on issue #4, and Pablo Raimondi rounds out issue #5.
Upon surviving a terrible car accident, Ray is left a widower and his daughter is in critical condition. Believing this was a planned hit by the city’s drug lord he’s been pursuing, he must decide to track the killer or stay with his little girl. With a brain injury that leaves Ray less than a week to live, how will he decide to spend his last days on Earth?
5 Days to Die #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in-stores in September 1, 2010. Diamond order code JUL10 0331
5 Days to Die #2 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in-stores in September 8, 2010. Diamond order code JUL10 0333
5 Days to Die #3 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in-stores in September 15, 2010. Diamond order code JUL10 0335
5 Days to Die #4 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in-stores in September 22, 2010. Diamond order code JUL10 0337
5 Days to Die #5 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in-stores in September 29, 2010. Diamond order code JUL10 0339
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