The second series of Alex De Campi's Grindhouse anthology comic for Dark Horse Comics has continued its tradition of guest artists from all over the comics industry – and all over the world. And for the final issue of Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out, de Campi finds herself in France, recruiting Milo Manara. Who has had a little recent experience in provocative covers.
Of course, my book is a space sexploitation tale, so Manara is the perfect choice — you don't hire Michelangelo to stucco your bathroom, and you don't hire Manara to do something other than sexy. But look: this girl (Veronica, the star of the book) has agency. She's not in a convenient yet oddly unaware porn pose to titillate the viewer — she's having a grand old time by herself, thank you very much, and if you happen to walk in on that? You're blushing, not her. If you look at Manara's work, when left to his own devices, the majority of the girls have wonderful agency. It's their decision to be sexy/flirtatious, not something you are observing without their knowledge — not some weird, contrived carbuncle of butt and boob like we see in superhero covers. We love Manara. We love sexy. And we are thrilled with this cover.
Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #8 is out in August.
Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #8
Alex de Campi (W), John Lucas (A), Ryan Hill (C), and Milo Manara (Cover)
On sale Aug 26
FC, 32 pages
It's God vs. girl as Veronica and Britt fight the power, armed only with orgasms! And if they aren't coming, the Earth is going!
• Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator) concludes Grindhouse with a bang!
• Milo Manara's cover is too hot for previews!.
Dark Horse also recently rush-solicited a collection of the first four issues…
GRINDHOUSE MIDNIGHT TP (MR)(W) Alex De Campi (A) R. M. Guera, Chris Peterson (CA) Francesco FrancavillaFrom Dark Horse Comics. Check your good taste at the door! Grindhouse is back with two brand-new exploitation opuses – the terrifying winter western "Slay Ride" and the continuing adventures of Deputy Garcia, in "Blood Lagoon"! We know you love it filthy, and we're going all night long! Collects Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out issues #1-#4!