Press Release

Gutwrencher #1 coverGUT WRENCHING REUNION!
Niles and Giffen bring horror back to high school!

December 4th, 2007 (Berkeley, CA) - This February the creators behind 30 DAYS OF NIGHT and DC's 52, Steve Niles and Keith Giffen, team up with Image Comics/Shadowline for their newest creation, GUTWRENCHER.
"It's no secret I'm a big fan of horror." Niles said. "However, the ancient curse/serial killer sub-genre is one I haven't gotten to tackle just yet. Working with Keith is also something I've longed to do for a long time as well, so GUTWRENCHER was the perfect opportunity to tackle both creative desires."
GUTWRENCHER begins in rural New England, when a hiker is infected with an ancient curse just ten days before his high school reunion. If his soul is pure he will be able to resist its blood lust, if not nothing will be able to stop him! For the three issue mini-series, Niles and Giffen work with GRAVESLINGER's Shannon Eric Denton and respected RPG artist Anthony Hightower.
Shadowline President Jim Valentino said, "The combination of Steve Niles' unique twists on horror sensibilities and Keith Giffen's mastery of dynamic storytelling is something most people wouldn't have expected, but works flawlessly. Adding Shannon Denton and Anthony Hightower to the mix is resulting in one of my favorite horror books to come in years."
GUTWRENCHER #1 (DEC072050), a thirty-two page full-color mini-series for $3.50, will be available in stores February 13th.