Friday, August 26, 2011

HER NAME IS DEATH #1 by Steve Rolston

Steve Rolston has drawn a bunch of comics such as Queen & Country, Pounded, Mek, The Escapists, Tales of the TMNT, Degrassi, Emiko Superstar and, most recently, the supernatural thriller Ghost Projekt. He also wrote & illustrated the slacker noir graphic novel One Bad Day. His website is

Dave McCaig colors things. He has used red, green and many other hues on Action Comics, X-Men, Avengers, Detective Comics, Northlanders, American Vampire, and countless other titles. He also runs, the colorist message board.

Steve says: When coming up with ideas for this cover, I obviously had to think about what story I would tell if I got to do a series about the character Death. In a nutshell, it involves a young woman who realizes that a near-death experience in her youth left her with more than just emotional scars and hazy memories of a pale girl with a silver ankh around her neck. She discovers that, unlike most in the mortal realm, she has the ability to see the entity known as Death. And now a mysterious occultist wants to cut out her eyeballs and take that power for himself.

The hat that Death wears in the painting is a reference to la Calavera Catrina, an elegant female skeleton figure often portrayed in Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations.

Death was created by Neil Gaiman and Mike Dringenberg. Read more...


  1. Would read this without hesitation. Great story concept and a beautiful cover!

  2. These are all so good. I hope this opens their eyes in the next couple of years when they do their next reboot.

  3. Great cover, and I love the pitch too!

  4. A brilliant idea to bring the Endless into the New DC without retreading the same ground. Wow, nice pitch.

    Would read? Yessir!

  5. oh man! wonderful take. great drawing. great color. again, love some of the designs on these logos too!

  6. The art is lovely, and that story concept is something else. I want to read this one right now.