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Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips add ‘Follow Me Down’ in ‘Reckless’ series this October

In the wake of the 1989 earthquake, Ethan takes a trip to San Francisco to search for a missing woman.

Press Release

Mark your calendars, comics fans, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ next chapter in the Reckless series is coming to comic shops on October 12th. Titled Follow Me Down, the fifth book in the series was released in less than two years. Bookstores will get the collection on October 18th.

“The Reckless books have not just been a runaway hit, they’ve also been a joy for me and Sean to work on—our great escape has been trying to bring some escapism and pulp thrills to our readers in these strange times. This time out, after letting Anna take the lead in the previous book, Ethan is back in charge, and… well, the book is called Follow Me Down so you can guess that things aren’t exactly coming up roses for him,” said Brubaker. “But there are some big surprises in store here that will punch our longtime readers in the guts a bit, I hope.”

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What is Follow Me Down about?

In the wake of the 1989 earthquake, Ethan takes a trip to San Francisco to search for a missing woman. But almost immediately, he finds himself going down a path of darkness and murder in a case unlike anything he’s faced before.

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips 'Follow Me Down'

For more on Follow Me Down, read the official press release below.

PORTLAND, Ore. 07/28/2022 — Crime noir masters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Pulp, Criminal, The Fade Out, and Kill Or Be Killed) are back with yet another original graphic novel starring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless in the forthcoming Follow Me Down. This new standalone thriller is the fifth book in the Reckless series in less than two years, an unprecedented achievement in the American comics field. The book will hit shelves from Image Comics this October.

“The Reckless books have not just been a runaway hit, they’ve also been a joy for me and Sean to work on—our great escape has been trying to bring some escapism and pulp thrills to our readers in these strange times. This time out, after letting Anna take the lead in the previous book, Ethan is back in charge, and… well, the book is called Follow Me Down so you can guess that things aren’t exactly coming up roses for him,” said Brubaker. “But there are some big surprises in store here, that will punch our longtime readers in the guts a bit, I hope.”

In the wake of the 1989 earthquake, Ethan takes a trip to San Francisco to search for a missing woman. But almost immediately, he finds himself going down a path of darkness and murder in a case unlike anything he’s faced before.

Follow Me Down is the most intense of the Reckless books so far and a must-have for all Brubaker and Phillips fans!

Follow Me Down (ISBN: 978-1534323421, Diamond Code JUL220075) will be available on Wednesday, October 12 and in bookstores on Tuesday, October 18. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-Million, and Indigo.

Follow Me Down will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Also available in the Reckless series: Destroy All MonstersFriend of the DevilThe Ghost in You, and Reckless hardcovers.

Select praise for the Reckless series:

“I’m too old to read a graphic novel in one sitting, but this one I did. I’d be surprised if you didn’t too.” —Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Exploding cars, goons with guns, menacing figures who could be heroes or villains. These images are no longer the sole province of vintage paperbacks from the heyday of pulp fiction. They now adorn a slick new series of graphic novels by the legendary team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.” —The Los Angeles Times

“Phillips imbues the sun-drenched splendor of Southern California with a nostalgic mournfulness perfectly keyed to Brubaker’s script.” —Library Journal (starred review)


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