Joe Hill Proves that Evil Leaves a Thumbprint

IDW has announced a new project from the Eisner-nominated writing team behind The Cape, Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella. Based on Hill’s original novella and featuring covers and art by superstar newcomer Vic Malhotra, Thumbprint is a twisted three-issue tale of fear, terror, and indelible remorse.

When Private Mallory Grennan is dishonorably discharged from the US Army, she hopes to start a new life back home, far away from the things she’d seen and done in Abu Ghraib prison. Mal’s crimes, committed beneath a harsh Arabian sun, throw a shadow long enough to reach all the way to the United States. What started there, will end here – in blood. Over Thumbprint’s three gripping issues, fans will truly feel what it’s like to be haunted… and hunted.

The first issue will also feature a variant cover by Vincent Chong, the award-winning artist of the Thumbprint novella. When Thumbprint hits stands this June, fans of the Eisner-winning Locke & Key can expect another in the long line of haunting thrills concocted by Hill and Ciaramella.

Joe Hill’s Thumbprint #1 of 3: (FC, 32 pages, $3.99). In stores 6/19/13.