High school crushes, mixtapes, stolen cars, handguns, strange abilities, dead drug dealers, their money, and the highways & backroads of America.
WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #1
Artist: Joshua Hood
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon
Colors: Amanda Scurti
Cover A: Michael Walsh
Cover B: David Murdoch
Cover C: Joshua Hood & Hana Nakamura
In stores 3/25.
WE CAN NEVER GO HOME is a love letter to types of story almost no one seems to tell anymore- Crime Road movies like Badlands and True Romance, outcast against the world tales like Pump Up The Volume and Heathers, and character driven adventure comics like Love & Rockets and Stray Bullets.
Artist Joshua Hood’s (JLA: Scary Monsters, Venom) delicate and expressive line work brings the world to life and produces characters who feel human. Amanda Scurti’s colors lend a surreal feel to the world. Series writers Matthew Rosenberg (Marvel’s upcoming Secret Wars: Journal, Co-Writer Ghostface Killah’s 36 Seasons LP) & Patrick Kindlon (Webcomic Menu) instill a genuine sense of the loneliness of growing up and feeling like an outcast. And Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers, Comeback) covers are just fucking awesome. The end result is a coming of age tale unlike any on shelves today. This is not the happy story that tells the reader “there is a place for everyone, go find it.” WE CAN NEVER GO HOME is the story that tells the reader “sometimes the only thing you can do is run.” WE CAN NEVER GO HOME is about hurting the people you love, getting hurt by the people you trust, and getting through that any way you can.
WHAT THE OTHER CREATORS ARE SAYING…
“It’s everything I love about comics!”- Chris Sebela (Dead Letters / Captain Marvel)
“I am all about this book! Rosenberg, Kindlon and Hood are the perfect team…it’s a beautiful, sharp book that slowly leads its characters into what I can only imagine will be a massive train wreck. And I can’t look away.”- Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl / Batwoman)
“We Can Never Go Home is a comic that perfectly captures the frustration, excitement, energy and heartbreak of being a teenager. Coupled with smart commentary on superheroes, crackling dialogue, and top-notch storytelling this is a book to watch from one of my favorite new writers.” – Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts / Avengers World)
“A grounded and human tale of dark and incredible things – rendered in art so delicious you’ll want to lick the pages.” – James Asmus (Quantum & Woody / Gambit)
“We Can Never Go Home is the type of story comics needs–superpowers and villains take a backseat to rich and layered characters who draw you in and keep you hooked. I’ll stick with Madison and Duncan for as long as their road goes. Smart and honest with capable execution from everyone involved.” – Michael Moreci (Roche Limit / Hack Slash)
“WE CAN NEVER GO HOME is a must-read book. It takes you back to those moments in your young life where you see the worst path in front of you and you can’t help but take it. Picking up the first issue, you can’t help but want to follow Maddie and Duncan to the bitter end.” – James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal / The Woods)
“I first came across We Can Never Go Home a little while back, when Matt Rosenberg had a table near mine at NYCC. We got to talking, he handed me the story, I read it that night and made sure to tell him how much I dug it at the show the next day. I suspected we might be hearing more from young Mr. Rosenberg, and so we have! Very glad everyone else will get a chance to check this one out.” – Charles Soule (Death Of Wolverine / Swamp Thing)