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Nate Powell will be taking readers to the past once again.

The March illustrator has partnered up writer Van Jensen (DC’s The Flash) for their latest graphic novel, Two Dead, which takes its inspiration from real historical events.

Set in the Deep South post-World War II, the crime noir story will delve into multiple points of view as Powell and Jensen explore the tensions of a city ruled by organized crime. The cast will feature figures on both sides of the law. From the violent, deeply feared top mafia don, to a newly minted police lieutenant haunted by his recent service in the war. Also included will be a gun-happy detective slowly succumbing into the depths of his schizophrenia, and two African-American brothers, one of whom is corrupt, the other leading a local militia in an effort to see justice get served.

Jensen, a former crime reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discovered the true story that inspired the graphic novel during his time at the paper.

You can get an exclusive look at the Two Dead cover down below. The graphic novel will be available for purchase fall 2018.

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