John Arcudi and Toni Fejzula's upcoming Dark Horse series Dead Inside is the best kind of murder mystery, a locked room murder mystery. To make things even more interesting, it's a locked room murder mystery that takes place inside a county jail, and the guards don't care if the inmates live or die.

Ahead of the release of Dead Inside, we've got an exclusive look at Fejzula's black and white character sketches of the characters and convicts of the Mariposa County jail.

The series follows Linda Caruso of the Jail Crimes Division as she has to deal with a poorly run prison, a mountain of suspects, and guards that range from uncooperative to downright corrupt. Fejzula's sketches of the inmates are brimming with personality and tell a story of who's who all on their own.

Check out Fejzula's sketchesas well as a preview of the first issue, below. Be warned. it's as violent as it sounds:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's the solicitation information:

 

Dead Inside #1 (of 5)
John Arcudi (W), Toni Fejzula (A), Faith Erin Hicks (Variant cover), André May (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)
On sale De
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The Jail Crimes Division of the Sheriff’s Office in Mariposa County investigates crimes committed inside county jails. With a limited number of suspects who can’t escape, these are usually easy cases to solve—but not this one. As Detective Linda Caruso gets closer to the heart of the case, she discovers uncomfortable truths about her friends, her job, and herself.
• Perfect for fans of crime and prison television, such as Law & Order, NCIS, Orange Is the New Black, American Crime Story, or Making a Murderer.
• A new series from Rumble writer John Arcudi and Veil artist Toni Fejzula.

 

Final orders for Dead Inside #1 are due at comic stores are due Monday October 24, 2016.