Ace Atkins’ Crossroad Blues Gets a Graphic Novel in April

Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist turned New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins and artist Marco Finnegan team up for Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers Graphic Novel this April.

Adapted from the beloved first novel of the Nick Travers series, Crossroad Blues is a thrilling tale of crime and mystery that brings the history of the blues and the Mississippi Delta to life on every page in moody, atmospheric black-and-white art.

After a New Orleans college professor goes missing while searching for the rumored lost recordings of bluesman Robert Johnson—who, as legend has it, sold his soul to the devil at a Mississippi crossroads—Nick Travers is sent to find him. Clues point to everyone from an eccentric albino named Cracker to a hitman who believes he is the second coming of Elvis Presley.

Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers Graphic Novel (Diamond code: FEB180513, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0648-6) hits comic book shops Wednesday, April 25th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 12th. It will arrive in bookstores Tuesday, May 1st.