By Clark Collis
Updated October 13, 2014 at 06:31 PM EDT

There are a couple of notable things to mention about the new film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night: One, I’m pretty sure it’s cinema’s first-ever Farsi language, female vampire-featuring, romance-Western and two, I’m absolutely sure it is one of the most hotly anticipated horror movies of the year.

The film received a warm reception on its recent festival run and has received the imprimatur of noted horror fan Elijah Wood, who is one of the film’s executive producers and described the movie as “stunning” when EW spoke with the actor about it last year.

Written and directed by L.A.-based first-time filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour and starring Sheila Vand, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is set in the burg of Bad City, a fictional Iranian ghost town where, according to the movie’s official synopsis, “a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants.” The film is released in New York and Los Angeles on Nov. 21. and, in addition to the movie, Amirpour has written a six-part comic series which explores the titular Girl’s backstory, with art from Michael DeWeese. Comic publishers Radco will be selling the comics digitally through Comixology and then packaging them as a graphic novel, both digitally and in print form.

You can check out an exclusive first look from issues #1 and #2 below.