Road of Bones (Paperback)
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Horror, history, and Russian folklore collide in this brutal survival tale, where the worst prison in the world is merely the gateway to even darker terrors.
In 1953, the Siberian Gulag of Kolyma is hell on Earth--which is why Roman Morozov leaps at the chance to escape it. But even if they make it out, Roman and his fellow escapees still have hundreds of miles of frozen tundra between them and freedom. With the help of a mysterious being straight out of his childhood fairy tale stories, Roman just might make it--or is the being simply a manifestation of the brutal circumstances driving him insane?
About the Author
Rich Douek became infatuated with comics at a young age, using his allowance and whatever spare change he could find to buy them off the rack at the candy store near his home in NYC. Years later, after building a successful career in copywriting (and filling up quite a few long boxes), he was able to realize a lifelong dream by publishing Gutter Magic, his first original comic, through IDW and Comics Experience. Since then, he has been pursuing further writing opportunities in the world of comic books, and beyond.
"Road of Bones is a well-oiled machine, running on tension and terror, stripped-down to its core. Don't let the lack of bulleted text fool you: Road of Bones is one of the best horror comics of the year, with storytelling so finely honed, it's deadly, and an ending that feels earned and satisfying. " —Comic Book Yeti
"Rich Douek's rocket ship is going right to the moon, he's become the master of horror comics." —The Word Bros
“This is the kind of terror that gets under your skin, giving you an uneasy feeling that will stay with you for some time. It will freak you right out.” —Horror DNA
“Road of Bones is an exercise in bleakness, the sheer uncaring nature of the universe writ small on two desperate men whose only crime is the will to survive.” —Major Spoilers
"Survival horror, chilling thriller, superbly tense writing, artwork from one of the best comic book illustrators working at the moment.” —Big Comic Page
"Road of Bones is, for me, a perfect isolation thriller/horror series that slowly builds a feeling of tension, dread, and claustrophobia, panel after panel, all the way to the end. Rich Douek has been a new discovery for me this year and I can honestly say that I’ve been blown away by just how good his writing is. This is a relatively short series at just four issues, but I was gripped from start to finish in a story that is as terrifying for what is not on the page as what is. The final payoff in this series is glorious." —Big Comic Page