Snow Blind writer Ollie Masters moves from frozen Alaska to a town literally on fire in Slow Burn, a new miniseries with artist Pierluigi Minotti, who drew the Comixology originals title Lost Falls.
Slow Burn is about a crew of thieves who botch a robbery in New York, then head to a mining ghost town in Pennsylvania to hide out — a town where a coal-seam fire as been burning since the 1960s.
“This is a comic about a fire that’s been burning underneath a town for decades and will continue burning for centuries. It’s about desperate people with violent pasts living on the edge, looking for a way out” said Masters. “About how our parents shape who we are, for better and for worse.”
Here are the details from BOOM!:
Fleeing from a botched robbery in New York City, a junkie, her dying partner, and a dementia-ridden old man pull into a mining ghost town in central Pennsylvania. Obscured by the caustic vapors spewed forth from a still burning coal-seam fire from the 1960s, Trier seems like the perfect place for the trio to lay low, maybe score a fix, and potentially take a hostage. But this ghost town might prove more lively than any of them think.
“The characters and story Ollie has created are incredibly unique and profound. I love working on these kinds of crime stories and with dark atmospheres and bad people,” said Minotti. “I couldn’t be happier BOOM! Studios and this amazing team have taken me on board to bring Slow Burn to life.”
Check out the first issue’s variant covers, by Cliff Chiang and Paul Azaceta:
And here’s a look at some of Minotti’s character sketches:
Look for the first issue on Oct. 25.