IDW Publishing has announced that iZombie writer Chris Roberson will be teaming up with artist Rich Ellis to create a new comic titled Memorial. Roberson describes the new comic as â€œa kind of cross between Doctor Who and Sandman by way of Miyazaki. A comic about memory and magic, mythology and mystery.” Considering the characteristics often found in Doctor Who, Sandman and in Hayao Miyazakiâ€™s works, this new series promises good action, solid art, and an enjoyable quirkyness.
The story chronicles a young woman named Em, who loses her memory and shows up at a hospital in Portland, Oregon. One year later, she has everything rebuilt again: new friends and a new job. Then she is thrown off course after she inherits a magic shop, which seems to appear and disappear on a whim. She is dragged into a supernatural disagreement consisting of immortals which are symbols for characteristics of the universe. She only has the magic shop, herself and a talking cat to aid her.
Roberson also has worked on a range of Fables Cinderella series from Vertigo. He has also been nominated for two 2011 Eisner Awards: Best New Series (iZombie) and Best Limited Series (Cinderella: from Fabletown with Love). Roberson will be present at San Diego Comic Con. He will also participate in the IDW Panel on Thursday from 3:00PM to 4:00 PM in Room 9. It has been hinted that there will be a thrilling announcement as well. Roberson will also be found in booth #2643 for signings between 1PM and 2PM.
This new issue called Memorial #1 will be available in February of 2012. It will be 32 pages long, in full color, and will cost the interested buyer $3.99.