Courtesy of Image Comics, we have an exclusive 22-page preview of Steve Lieber and Jeff Parker’s Underground trade, out May 5. Here’s a quick synopsis:
A conflict over Stillwater Cave forces two rangers to flee deep under the mountains. First, they must escape pursuers. Then, they must face the deadliest threat–the cave itself. Collects the critically acclaimed miniseries by Jeff Parker and Steve Lieber. This volume contains exciting extras, including a Wesley Fischer solo story!
It’s no secret that we at TFAW.com love this story–that’s why we threw a huge release party for it April 21!
We want to thank Image Comics for this exclusive, 22-page preview of this fantastic trade. Image has a lot of incredible comics on the horizon, and we’ll be here to tell you all about them!
Underground features Lieber’s artwork at its finest: beautiful, human, yet vaguely threatening. As Wesley and Seth go deeper and deeper into the cave to elude some overeager locals who want to make the cave a tourist destination (and are willing to blow it up to achieve this), Lieber’s pages become ever-more confining and claustrophobic.
Meanwhile, Parker’s writing keeps the action going at a measured, deliberate pace, while bringing us deeper into each character’s motivations, whether it’s fear, greed, anger, or protectiveness. There are no cardboard villains or heroes here, just people trying to do what they think is right for themselves and their community.
Have you read Underground? How do you think it compares to Parker’s and Lieber’s other works? Post your comments below!