The first issue includes stories by Rossmo's "Rebel Blood" collaborator Alex Link, Christopher Long ("Hiding in Time") and Dirk Manning ("Nightmare World"). The artist is later joined by writers Joe Keatinge ("Hell Yeah"), Kurtis Wiebe ("Green Wake"), Jeff Marriotte ("Fade to Black"), Alex Grecian ("Proof"), Ed Brisson ("Comeback") and Joshua Williamson ("Xenoholics").
CBR News spoke with Rossmo, who provided exclusive artwork, in addition to writers Link, Manning and Long, digging up the dirt on the first issue, how each writer became involved and what went into working with the book's larger sized format.
CBR News: Where did the idea for "Dia De Los Muertas" originally come from and how did each of you become involved?
Riley Rossmo: [Shadowline founder] Jim [Valentino] was putting together his schedule for the next 8 months and he asked if I might have any projects he'd be interested in. I told him I was thinking about another horror book focused around the Mexican Day of the Dead. From there I wrote a paragraph about the concept, some of the themes I was thinking about, etc., and Jim passed it on to the writers we thought would be appropriate.
"Dia de los Muertos" #1 featuring Alex Link, Christopher Long, Dirk Manning and art by Riley Rossmo launches from Shadowline and Image Comics on January 9, 2013.