Chris Roberson’s Memorial Coming in December
Official Press Release
Eleven-page preview featured in IDW’s October comics
The company that brought you 30 Days of Night and Locke & Key kicks off the holidays with the latest creator-owned series, MEMORIAL. Created and written by New York Times best-selling author and Eisner-nominated creator of iZombie, Chris Roberson, MEMORIAL delivers a magical six-issue story. Providing art for this new series is talented artist Rich Ellis, with covers by the legendary Michael WM Kaluta. An eleven-page preview of this far-reaching series is featured in selected IDW comics this month. A link to the preview can be found here: http://bit.ly/memorialpreview. The preview is also available for free through the IDW Comics app on iTunes, found here: http://bit.ly/idwcomicsapp.
Starting in December, MEMORIAL is the story of Em, a young woman who arrives at a hospital in Portland, Oregon, with no memory of her past. A year later, her newly-rebuilt life is thrown into turmoil after she inherits a magical shop, the kind that appears in an alley one instant and disappears the next. Em is drawn into a supernatural conflict between beings that not only represent, but are, fundamental elements of the universe itself. All of existence is at stake, so there’s only a little pressure on Em, the magical shop, and a talking cat.
Comic veteran Roberson has received two Eisner Award nominations this year for Best Limited Series (Cinderella: From Fabeltown with Love) and Best New Series (iZombie). Readers are encouraged to look for the preview of MEMORIAL #1 in many of IDW’s October comics, including 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #1, COLD WAR #1, DOCTOR WHO #10, H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE DUNWICH HORROR #1, STAR TREK #2, STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1.
MEMORIAL #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in December 2011. Diamond Order Code: OCT11 0339.