Coffin Bound, Vol. 1
Cars! Guns! Entropy! Izzy Tyburn has promised the world that if it won't have her in it, it'll have nothing of her at all. Chased by an unstoppable killer, she's re-treading her life, leaving nothing behind but burned rubber, ash... and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. Ride shotgun on an existential road-trip through the tangled web of a blood-splattered life.Collects COFFIN BOUND #1-4."If you like Dan Watters' work on Lucifer, this is even weirder..." -Neil Gaiman"Wholly original. Fresh concepts and characters pop up on almost every page, courtesy of Watters' mind and Dani's art. This is a series to keep your eye on." -Entertainment Weekly"It's a gleeful of literary grindhouse comic that brings to mind Milligan's Arthouse Pulp and notes of Pretty Deadly. Out in August. Pre-order now." -Kieron Gillen"Dani is quite a discovery: the work is very inventive and actually very careful but the line is alive and organic-the ink just spills down and branches into the right places. And the language style Watters launches here is just wonderful-I summon Milch because it's eccentric and neo-antique like his Deadwood speech, rippling with character and drunken with its own pleasure... Coffin Bound is a damned joy." -Warren Ellis"A Lynchian crime chase desert noir fever dream with its own messed up internal logic. Fun." -Rob Williams"An acid drenched road trip, seeping violence and weirdness of the best kind. Definitely one to check out." —Ollie Masters"Gorgeous and odd and very much its own unique monster. I am jealous at its filthy strangeness." —Ivan Brandon"A gore-splattered—but poetic—road trip with one of the strangest stripper scenes in comics." —John Harris Dunning"Dreamlike, mythic, relentless and strange." —Kurt Busiek"Excellent. Like finding a weird Alex Cox meets Jodorowsky road movie you didn't know existed. Literate, full of ideas & complimented by Dani's Guéra meets Pope-ish art." —Iain Laurie"Pure Doom. Watters spins a fantastic Kerouac-Ian fever dream with Dani dropping some story chops, solid gesture and moody blacks. It's a great hook that will take you Under. Coffin Bound Rules!" —Andy Belanger"Your lessons of life delivered at the end of a muzzle by a choir of grindhouse philosophers laced with the wisdom of dead birds. I can hardly think of another story so fully infused with Dan Watters and Dani aesthetic." —Ram V"Coffin Bound is a distillate of madness. A slice of apocalyptic dreamtime cut with engine smoke, acid nihilism and dirty juju. This is some top-class necrofuel, my friends, and you need it in your brain-tank pronto." —Si Spurrier"Coffin Bound is a comic with a strong pulse that bleeds all over your hands while reading. You should give it a read." —Declan Shalvey"So fun! Dani's art is gorgeous (as always!) and Brad Simpsons' colours are ridiculously nice. I just want moreeee." —Emmeline Pidgen"Call your local comic shop now. Make sure they get this for you. Trust me." —Matthew Rosenberg

Coffin Bound, Vol. 1 Details

TitleCoffin Bound, Vol. 1
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 31st, 2020
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534313743
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics, Horror

Coffin Bound, Vol. 1 Review

  • Devann
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC copy of this book from EdelweissI read the first 3 issues of this and then kind of skimmed through and looked at the art for the last 3. The art is gorgeous but the plot doesn't make a bit of sense and there doesn't seem to be any kind of reason or explanation for anything that's going on. If I had realized when I requested it that this was the same author that did the new run of Lucifer I wouldn't have even tried it, but at least now I know that this is a pattern for him.
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  • Δημήτρης Μπ
    January 1, 1970
    Οπτικά, η δουλειά που έχει κάνει η "δική μας" DaNi είναι υπέροχη. Τα μοντέλα των χαρακτήρων είναι καλοσχηματισμένα και το πρόσωπά τους ιδιαίτερα εκφραστικά. Η παρακμή και η σαπίλα του κόσμου του Coffin Bound ξεχειλίζει μέσα απ' τα διάφορα πάνελ. Υπάρχουν σκηνές οι οποίες πραγματικά με σόκαραν απ' τον τρόπο με τον οποίο έχουν σχεδιαστεί. Το σενάριο απ' την άλλη, δεν είναι όσο καλοδουλεμένο θα ήθελα. Έχει πάρα πολύ περιττή, κατά τη γνώμη μου, φιλοσοφία και η πληθώρα των διαλόγων και των σκέψεων με Οπτικά, η δουλειά που έχει κάνει η "δική μας" DaNi είναι υπέροχη. Τα μοντέλα των χαρακτήρων είναι καλοσχηματισμένα και το πρόσωπά τους ιδιαίτερα εκφραστικά. Η παρακμή και η σαπίλα του κόσμου του Coffin Bound ξεχειλίζει μέσα απ' τα διάφορα πάνελ. Υπάρχουν σκηνές οι οποίες πραγματικά με σόκαραν απ' τον τρόπο με τον οποίο έχουν σχεδιαστεί. Το σενάριο απ' την άλλη, δεν είναι όσο καλοδουλεμένο θα ήθελα. Έχει πάρα πολύ περιττή, κατά τη γνώμη μου, φιλοσοφία και η πληθώρα των διαλόγων και των σκέψεων με κούρασε. Κατάλαβα τον παραλληλισμό του κόσμου του Coffin Bound με αρκετά από τα προβλήματα της σύγχρονης ανθρωπότητας, όπως η ατέλειωτη ματαιοδοξία, το κυνήγι της αθανασίας και η μη αποδοχή της φθαρτότητας της ανθρώπινης φύσης, και την βρήκα ενδιαφέρουσα σαν ιδέα, αλλά θα μπορούσε να μας τον είχε παρουσιάσει με λιγότερη φλυαρία.Βέβαια θα υπάρξει και συνέχεια στην σειρά, οπότε πιθανώς να βελτιωθεί στον δεύτερο τόμο αυτής.
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  • Cale
    January 1, 1970
    This really feels like Beckett in Graphic Novel form. A woman trying to shed her past before the EarthEater takes her; a blinded Cassandra; strippers who strip flesh rather than clothing; A poet killer; a man with a bony vulture head. It's all very strange, accentuated by a very distinctive art style and narrative approach. Existentialism fills the pages, but there manages to be a surprising amount of story filed between the musings on whether someone can remove all traces of themselves from the This really feels like Beckett in Graphic Novel form. A woman trying to shed her past before the EarthEater takes her; a blinded Cassandra; strippers who strip flesh rather than clothing; A poet killer; a man with a bony vulture head. It's all very strange, accentuated by a very distinctive art style and narrative approach. Existentialism fills the pages, but there manages to be a surprising amount of story filed between the musings on whether someone can remove all traces of themselves from the world. It's heady stuff, and I'm not ashamed to admit I didn't get all of it. Or even large portions of it. But there's enough of a low-level plot and characterization to carry even us dullards through the story with some level of enjoyment. The art is a large part of that; it's a very unique look. I was also surprised that this wasn't a one-and-done volume - It could have been a very satisfying single volume, but the last pages leave open further opportunities.
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  • Pop Bop
    January 1, 1970
    Exceptionally CoolIn lots of "concept" graphic novelsyou have to wade through a fair amount of psycho-babble, mystical garble, and faux heavy philosophizing. Not to complain, most of that stuff at least comes with interesting art.But this book, (which collects all four issues in its story arc), is distinguished by the fact that it makes sense and its flights of fancy, poetry, and deadpan heavy cross-talk, are smart and interesting. Our heroine, Izzy, is as tough as femmes come, and has Exceptionally CoolIn lots of "concept" graphic novelsyou have to wade through a fair amount of psycho-babble, mystical garble, and faux heavy philosophizing. Not to complain, most of that stuff at least comes with interesting art.But this book, (which collects all four issues in its story arc), is distinguished by the fact that it makes sense and its flights of fancy, poetry, and deadpan heavy cross-talk, are smart and interesting. Our heroine, Izzy, is as tough as femmes come, and has hard-boiled totally nailed. The skeleton vulture who rides with her is as dry as his bones, and is the soul of understated wit. The Eartheater who has a contract on Izzy is implacable, but has the complex evil appeal of the very best noir villains. Even the secondary and supporting characters each bring something new, and disturbing, to the picture.The story, generally speaking, consists of Izzy avoiding the Eartheater. The narrative follows a fairly linear path, but is punctuated by wild and often surreal digressions, ( example: a stripper who strips off her skin). It's all fascinating, and you could probably mix up and rearrange the episodes without doing much harm to the overall narrative. Basically, Izzy is just traveling through a scorched, violent, dark world, and taking things - be it grace, death, or decay - as they come. We are each of us, after all, coffin bound.Dan Watters also wrote the "Lucifer" spinoff for the new "Sandman" series, and that has the same smart, coherent, mature, unnerving and yet subversively funny style. Even if you aren't generally inclined to be a fanboy, this is an author whose name I'd look for.The art perfectly complements the story. It is jagged and sketchy where appropriate, but switches to impressionistic when that suits. What's happening is always clear, even when the action is fantastic or exaggerated. The colors capture the dry dusty desolation of the backgrounds and give the project an understated noir feel without going too dark. (Instead of "noir" we can call it "brun" or "marron". Even the blood looks like rust.)So, I was grabbed at page one and poured over this. A very happy find.(Please note that I had a chance to read a free ecopy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
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  • Alex Sarll
    January 1, 1970
    A weird road trip across the dusty backroads of imagined America, like some fool commissioned Samuel Beckett to write the TV adaptation of Unknown Armies. Izzy, haunted by an anthropomorphic vulture-ghost thing which knows not why it haunts, retraces the steps of her life, attempting to erase all the traces she's left upon the world, but only creating more in the process. She is pursued by the EarthEater, at once unstoppable force of nature and comic relief. Locations include a strip club where A weird road trip across the dusty backroads of imagined America, like some fool commissioned Samuel Beckett to write the TV adaptation of Unknown Armies. Izzy, haunted by an anthropomorphic vulture-ghost thing which knows not why it haunts, retraces the steps of her life, attempting to erase all the traces she's left upon the world, but only creating more in the process. She is pursued by the EarthEater, at once unstoppable force of nature and comic relief. Locations include a strip club where the dancers remove their skin, which still comes across as profoundly transgressive even to a British reader who recognises the idea from a Robbie Williams video; it helps that the art is so seamily glamorous even as it festers, like Frank Miller tag-teaming Risso on a Modesty Blaise tribute. The dialogue is gnomic and circumlocutory; the mood, doomed. It will never hit big, and it knows it, and that's another reason I like it so much.(Edelweiss ARC)
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  • RG
    January 1, 1970
    No plot
  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4Total review score: 2.5
  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    The only reason this review has any stars is because the art was fascinating, the idea of strippers who take off their skin was intriguing, and the idea of the Earth Eater was great - just not fleshed out enough or utilized enough to make this a 3 star review. Izzy is a lazily written protagonist that weve seen in every gritty 1980s reboot movie and comic. She has to fix the past to disappear and find peace, all while wearing fishnets and kicking ass. The problem is, I dont care. I wasnt given a The only reason this review has any stars is because the art was fascinating, the idea of strippers who take off their skin was intriguing, and the idea of the Earth Eater was great - just not fleshed out enough or utilized enough to make this a 3 star review. Izzy is a lazily written protagonist that we’ve seen in every gritty 1980’s reboot movie and comic. She has to fix the past to disappear and find peace, all while wearing fishnets and kicking ass. The problem is, I don’t care. I wasn’t given a reason to. Other than her one relationship with Cassandra, for an undefined amount of time that seems really short, we don’t know her and we have no reason to emotionally invest in her motivations to erase herself from the physical and emotional spaces she has tarnished. The biggest issue I have with this comic is the buffalo bill rip off of Paulie. Paulie is an feminine pimp who helps his skin-peeling strippers replace their skin. He is a narcissist with no redeeming qualities, is neither funny nor terrifying, and - like Izzy - speaks in a forced, proper, and stilted manner that detracts from the story more than it adds. Again: the art is great. The idea of the skinned strippers and the death eater are intriguing, even if they are poorly executed. However, the characters, storyline, and dialogue of this comic are trite, half-thought out, and not worth anyone’s time:
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  • Jake
    January 1, 1970
    This was a very slow start for me. But I eventually got around to it. It's essentially about people who are in some way or another dead inside. Most of the time they distract themselves with trivial means. For Paulie, he's a poet who's little more than a self-starving artist. He tries to find sensations to share with others but this hedonistic sadomasochism is just another high. Then there are those body parts finders who want to perfect themselves by surgically attaching pieces those pieces to This was a very slow start for me. But I eventually got around to it. It's essentially about people who are in some way or another dead inside. Most of the time they distract themselves with trivial means. For Paulie, he's a poet who's little more than a self-starving artist. He tries to find sensations to share with others but this hedonistic sadomasochism is just another high. Then there are those body parts finders who want to perfect themselves by surgically attaching pieces those pieces to themselves. They all want to find meaning by being something to be remembered by all while feeding their delusions of grandeur. Then there's the lead character Isabella who after a lifetime of bad decisions wants to erase her very existence. Unfortunately committing an act of suicide hurts everyone around them with the voids they leave behind. Not to mention even when everything ends, there's always something left behind. Because maybe there is no bigger meaning, just what everyone has to learn to live with.
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  • Amit Verma
    January 1, 1970
    I have got mixed feelings about this.Being a dark horror violence story it was bound to be gory.But It was above my liking.There are scenes of people cutting themselves, cutting others and scooping eyes out.Characters are mostly ghastly with deviated personalities.I liked character of vulture turned into skeleton and trapped in a cage the most.It was original character.Story is about a girl who is bravely expecting her fate as eartheater follows her.It was little too heavy, dark, graphic and I have got mixed feelings about this.Being a dark horror violence story it was bound to be gory.But It was above my liking.There are scenes of people cutting themselves, cutting others and scooping eyes out.Characters are mostly ghastly with deviated personalities.I liked character of vulture turned into skeleton and trapped in a cage the most.It was original character.Story is about a girl who is bravely expecting her fate as eartheater follows her.It was little too heavy, dark, graphic and complex for me.There would be particular group of readers for such stories.I can't recommend much to others.Thanks edelweiss plus and publisher for review copy.
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  • Paul Allard
    January 1, 1970
    Horror comic series - entertaining but too wordy Izzy is fleeing from the Eartheater in this series of supernatural creatures and people, meeting strange characters along the way. The story moves along well and there is some characterisation but its a cumbersome script which is probably profound but not particularly interesting. The artwork is easy enough and quite good. Theres more to come but I dont know if its worth the effort. Horror comic series - entertaining but too wordy Izzy is fleeing from the Eartheater in this series of supernatural creatures and people, meeting strange characters along the way. The story moves along well and there is some characterisation but it’s a cumbersome script which is probably profound but not particularly interesting. The artwork is easy enough and quite good. There’s more to come but I don’t know if it’s worth the effort.
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  • Harry Jahnke
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked this one. It's weird, it's poetic, it's got great art and artistic imagery. And the story is so weird. It's almost like a fever dream that makes cohesive sense and also has great art and a cliffhanger ending, oh my god are you kidding with that, I want to know right now! Super cool series; nothing else quite like it.
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  • Nathan Holic
    January 1, 1970
    Truly one of the worst, most incomprehensible comics Ive ever read. By the end, it was as if I was looking at a rushed sketchbook and text picked at random from a writers notebook. Felt like something a student writes the night before an assignment is due. Truly one of the worst, most incomprehensible comics I’ve ever read. By the end, it was as if I was looking at a rushed sketchbook and text picked at random from a writer’s notebook. Felt like something a student writes the night before an assignment is due.
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  • Amanda K
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Edelweiss for the e-ARC!Weird and horrifically wonderful. From the vulture-headed sidekick to the mad poet nothing is what it seems in this place, least of all the main characters!
  • Theediscerning
    January 1, 1970
    Pretentious rubbish.
  • Sandro Falce
    January 1, 1970
    Packed with breathtaking art and intriguing concepts, Coffin Bound proves itself to be one of the more unique books currently out.Read full review up on ImpulseGamer: https://www.impulsegamer.com/coffin-b...
  • Melissa Markle
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. I liked this weird, hyper-violent story with oddly mannered "Deadwood"-esque dialogue. Coloring was so bright and saturated that it almost hurt to look at. I'll pick up Vol. 2.
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