The upcoming miniseries “Deep Cuts”—co-written by Massive-Verse architect Kyle Higgins and award winning composer Joe Clark—will feature connecting covers across all six issues of the series.
Image Comics revealed the connecting cover image (artwork by Chris Brunner and colors by Rico Renzi) which highlights a span of 60 iconic years of music history explored throughout the story.
The superstar talent on deck to provide interior art for each issue include: Danilo Beyruth, Helena Masellis, Diego Greco, Ramón K Pérez (“Stillwater”), Juni Ba (“Monkey Meat”), and Toby Cypress (“The Gravedigger’s Union”) with all issues colored by Igor Monti (“Radiant Black,” “Inferno Girl Red,” “Supermassive”).
Bonus backmatter material for each “Deep Cuts” issue will also include lead sheets of original songs by Chicago jazz composers, inspired by and connected to each issue’s story.
Inspired by real events, “Deep Cuts” tells stories of the interconnected struggle, joy and hope in jazz as well as the (sometimes) stray connections that ultimately inspire each new generation.
“Deep Cuts” no.1 is set in New Orleans, 1917. In the city’s bustling red-light district, a young clarinet player lands a job with his hero—but he’ll soon discover there’s more to the music business than playing the right notes.
“Deep Cuts” no.1 (Diamond Code FEB230009) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 26.
“Deep Cuts” no.2 (Diamond Code MAR230125) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 31.
“Deep Cuts” no.3 (Diamond Code APR230235) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 28.
“Deep Cuts” will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.