Preview: A pitch-black tale of bloody revenge sets sail in ‘Shanghai Red’
Shanghai Red is more than a simple revenge story. It’s a history lesson, provided by some of the best creators in the industry. A fictional account of the infamous Shanghai Tunnels underneath Portland, Oregon, a labyrinth where some found true damnation, trafficked away against their will for a lifetime of hard labor on the open sea.
From Christopher Sebela, Joshua Hixson, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou comes a ferocious tale that’s not too far removed from our own disturbing reality.
Feast your eyes on this three-page preview of Shanghai Red #1, courtesy of Image Comics!
$3.99 | T+ | JUNE 20
From Image Comics: Red is one of hundreds shanghaied out of Portland in the late 1800s. Drugged, kidnapped, and sold to a ship’s captain, she wakes up on a boat headed out to sea for years, unable to escape or reveal who she truly is. Now, she’s on her way back, in a boat covered in blood, to find her family—and to track down the men responsible for stealing her life out from under her.
“This is a gorgeous, evil book about revenge and the red hand of history. It’s incredibly good.” —Warren Ellis
“Visceral, bloody, and bloody beautiful. This is hands down Sebela’s finest hour as a storyteller to date, and I am furious at how good it is. And really, that’s about the highest compliment I can give to any creators. That’s right, the SHANGHAI RED crew pissed me off with their gorgeous and perfectly executed comic. Bravo, ya buncha jerks.” —Donny Cates
“Stunning colors and toothy lines paint a dark history of Portland in the late 1800s. SHANGHAI RED combines two of my favorites: blood-soaked history and grim revenge.” —Kelly Sue DeConnick
“SHANGHAI RED is a very rare type of comic. It gives you the thing you are always looking for but almost never find—that moment you realize you just found your new favorite comic creators and your new favorite comic. The book comes out swinging from page one and never lets up. It’s intense, beautiful, heartfelt, tragic, and leaves you shaken.” —Matthew Rosenberg
“Atmospheric, violent, and relentlessly paced, SHANGHAI RED both subverts and reinvents the revenge saga, all while carving out a bloody and bold new niche all its own. You never knew how bad you wanted to read a story like this. Watch your step.” —Matt Fraction