Originals and Stout Club Entertainment Present Hailstone, a Horror Thriller, Written by Rafael
Scavone and Illustrated by Rafael de Latorre
May 6, 2021 – New York, NY –
ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service, and Stout Club
Entertainment present Hailstone, a horror thriller set
during the U.S. Civil War,
written by Rafael Scavone (A Study in
Emerald, Hit-Girl and Funny Creek),
illustrated by Rafael de Latorre (SuperZero,
Animosity and Black Widow) with colors by Wesllei Manoel, letters by
Bernardo Brice, and edits by Bis Stringer Horne.
The 5-issue limited series will be
released monthly beginning May 11, 2021 with Hailstone issue #1 featuring a cover by Rafael De Latorre and Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire). Hailstone
is part of the comiXology Originals multi-book deal with Stout Club
Entertainment and will be available simultaneously in both English and
Ahead of release, Hailstone is already gathering accolades:
“Hailstone delivers the goods as only the
best Westerns can. The visually stunning period artwork by Rafael de Latorre
alone is worth the price of admission, but add Rafael Scavone’s engaging
mystery and world building and Hailstone
is an instant hit.”
—Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, Harley
winter in a closed valley, townsfolk disappearing, a beast in the forest and a
mystery in the factory – I don’t know what genre this is but I'm loving it and
—Frank Quitely (Jupiter’s Legacy,
In this gripping and
haunting series, the people of
Hailstone, Montana are hungry and disappearing. Trapped by relentless snow, the remaining
townspeople grow increasingly desperate and come into conflict with the
well-stocked military factory in the area. The situation grows worse when a
local girl named Mary disappears while searching for food with her mother.
Sheriff Denton Ross and his deputy Tobias step in to keep the peace, but their
efforts start them down a dangerous path. Their investigation into Mary’s disappearance
reveals a mysterious and
well-kept secret that will change their lives forever. . . . But only if they
"Hailstone presents a
story of mystery, mixed with historical, horror and supernatural elements, all
seasoned with good old western action," says writer Rafael Scavone.
"If I had to pick only one genre to define it, I'd definitely go for
weird-fiction. The characters range from a traumatised Sheriff, unable to help his
people, to an arrogant army officer running a military factory in a remote town.
Art-wise Rafael de Latorre gave it a beautiful but uneasy atmosphere, his work
is a perfect match for the story. The moody ambience he created grows denser as
the story goes on poking the characters' fears with it. All of these elements allowed
us to play with sequences and pacing. We hope the readers dig it as much as we
did while creating this comic."
Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content, Hailstone will be released monthly. Each
issue will be available upon release, at no additional cost, for members of
Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on
the Amazon Kindle Store and comiXology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime
members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines,
short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional
cost. Kindle Unlimited gives customers access to more than 1 million titles,
including thousands of audio books, and current magazines for just $9.99 a
month with a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. ComiXology Unlimited offers over 30,000 comics,
graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at comixology.com/unlimited.
For more updates on comiXology Originals, check out http://comixologyoriginals.com.
About the Creative Team:
Rafael Scavone started writing comics in 2014. His main
work includes Wonder Woman, All-Star Batman and Mark Millar’s Hit-Girl.
In 2017 he adapted the popular Neil Gaiman tale A Study in Emerald.
Rafael’s latest works are Hidden Society, for Dark Horse Comics and Funny
Creek, for comiXology.
Rafael de Latorre is a Brazilian comic book artist. Making
his debut with Fade Out: Painless Suicide, his previous works include Superzero
and the best-selling series Animosity, both for Aftershock Comics,
leading him to be nominated as “Best Artist or Penciller” for the Ringo Awards
in 2017, and the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award in the same year. His
most recent work is Black Widow for Marvel Comics.
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is a
revolutionary, cloud-based digital comics service. With content from over 125
publishers as well as thousands of independent creators from around the world,
comiXology provides an unrivaled library of comic books, graphic novels, manga
and bandes dessinées. The company’s first-in-class innovations include Guided
View technology which provides an immersive and cinematic reading experience
and a monthly subscription service. ComiXology is based in New York City, with
operations in Seattle and Los Angeles. For more information, visit comixology.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.