Thompson + Izzo commit crimes in remote places in ‘Blow Away’

The neo-noir thriller will arrive from BOOM! Studios in April.

Writer Zac Thompson and artist Nicola Izzo will channel their inner Hitchcock on Blow Away, a crime thriller kicking off at BOOM! this spring.

The story’s about a wildlife videographer who, while on a remote video shoot, may have witnessed and filmed a murder.

“Ever since I first watched Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, I’ve dreamt of telling a paranoid thriller story. Blow Away is that dream made manifest through an incredible collaboration with Nicola,” said Thompson, whose known for his work on Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage LandThe Marvelous X-Men and The Dregs. “We’ve crafted a neo-noir mystery about obsession and the slippery and subjective nature of the truth. Really, it’s a big love letter to Brian De Palma and Alfred Hitchcock where suspense is the driving force on every page.”

Here’s the description from BOOM!:

Unyielding wildlife videographer Brynne Brautigan, isolated in the frigid, remote Baffin Island sees something she can’t unsee…

In the distance, she witnesses an argument followed by an instance of intense violence between two climbers–did she just see a murder? In a frantic search for the truth, Brynne discovers just what she’s looking for, but soon she will find that more than the silent white of winter is keeping her company…

And here’s a look at the first issue’s variant covers by Tyler Boss and Tula Lotay

“It’s great to work on a project that allows me to explore the comic book medium in such a cinematic way,” said Izzo, who has worked with BOOM! before on Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer. “I owe this to Zac’s multi-layered writing that creates suspense and interest at a FANTASTIC pace. I have always been fascinated by movies and comics where the direction is used in a three-dimensional way that focuses on storytelling and where the environment is an active part of the narrative. I hope all my passion for it translates to the page.”

Look for the first issue to arrive in stores on April 17.

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