The Cull Volume 1 (Paperback)

The Cull Volume 1 By Kelly Thompson, Mattia De Iulis (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Cull Volume 1 (Paperback)

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Something is Killing the Children meets The Goonies! Eisner Award winning writer Kelly Thompson (Captain Marvel, Jem and the Holograms) re-teams with superstar artist Mattia De Iulis for their first creator-owned work together.

The Cull is a dark tale about five friends setting off in the middle of the night to shoot a short film on a forbidden rock near their small coastal town the summer before they all go their separate ways. But they're not really there to shoot a film. One of them has lied. And that lie will change EVERYTHING.

Collects The Cull #1-#5

Early praise for The Cull:

"A breathtaking work of beauty, tension, emotion, and mystery. This is the kind of story that stays with you for years to come." —Matthew Rosenberg, What's the Furthest Place from Here?

The Cull builds a world of characters in small, intricate details that invite the reader to dive deeper, and then—in one quick motion, like magic—opens the whole puzzle box out to infinite size. Intriguing story, spectacular art, and most importantly giant crabs—I recommend getting in on the ground floor.” —Al Ewing, We Only Find Them When They're Dead, Immortal Hulk

"I thought I was in front of the TV...the outstanding art by Mattia De Iulis let the reader have a full immersive experience, while the script by Kelly Thompson introduce you to a new and extraordinary journey. If you read it and you hear sounds from pages, don't worry, it's just the magic of this book." —Elena Casagrande, Black Widow, Catwoman

“Astonishing. Gritty and lyrical at the same time. I’m going to keep it simple. Quite possibly the best first issue you’ll read this year.” —Gail Simone, Clean Room, Batgirl

“Simultaneously new and familiar, modern and traditional—The Cull hits that tonal sweet spot that promises a hit series. And considering the talent on board, I’m not at all surprised. Add this one to the pull!” —Kelly Sue DeConnick, Bitch Planet, Wonder Woman Historia

“With The Cull, Kelly Thompson and Mattia De Iulis have crafted an absolutely gripping tale. Thompson is the master of writing characters you instantly care about, and every character who sets out on this journey clearly has a personal story that I can't wait to see revealed. I have no idea what the hell is going on with the shocking revelations of Black Water Beach, but I can't wait to find out." —Tom Taylor, Neverlanders, Nightwing

The Cull is Kelly, Mattia, and their entire team at the top of their game. It’s everything you could want out of the first issue of a comic—it gets its beautiful hooks in deep. I’m dying for the next chapter.” —Gerry Duggan, X-Men, Dark Room

“You won’t believe you’re reading a comic book as this live-action movie leaps to life on the page. If there’s one book out there right now to totally immerse yourself in, it’s The Cull.” —Chris Refferty, Lucifer, Cobra Kai
Kelly Thompson is the Eisner-winning writer of comics like BLACK WIDOW, CAPTAIN MARVEL, HAWKEYE, JESSICA JONES, DEADPOOL, ROGUE & GAMBIT, JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS, and many more. Her creator-owned work includes the comic books MEGA PRINCESS, HEART IN A BOX and two novels—THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING and STORYKILLER. She currently resides in Oregon with her partner and the two greatest cats to ever live. BLACK CLOAK is her first series at IMAGE.

Mattia De Iulis is a comic book artist and illustrated by from Italy. He is well known as a comic book cover artist, interior artist and colourist, most notably working on some of the biggest titles at Marvel Comics. Mattia has worked for many major companies in the comic book industry, including Marvel Comics, Sergio Bonelli Editore, BOOM! Studios, Image Comics, Dark Horse and more, as a cover artist, interior artist and colourist. He has worked as the interior artist on titles such as Valkyrie, Road to Empyre, Incoming, Invisible Woman, Jessica Jones, Marvel #1000, and most recently, Captain America. Other notable cover work includes Avengers, Star Wars, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Woman and more. Mattia is currently working with the Eisner winner Kelly Thompson on a co-creator project, The Cull, published by Image Comics.
Product Details ISBN: 9781534397873
ISBN-10: 1534397876
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 136
Language: English
Series: Cull
“Astonishing. Gritty and lyrical at the same time. I’m going to keep it simple. Quite possibly the best first issue you’ll read this year.”
— Gail Simone (Clean Room, Batgirl)

"A breathtaking work of beauty, tension, emotion, and mystery. This is the kind of story that stays with you for years to come."
— Matthew Rosenberg (What's the Furthest Place from Here?)