Writer Ed Brisson has left his Marvel ‘unique’ contract behind and is returning to creator-owned comics, starting with a revival of his critically acclaimed crime series The Murder Book. Coming this June is Catch & Release: A Murder Book Story, a graphic novella by Brisson and his The Last Contract collaborator Lisandro Estherren. 

”Murder Book’ is a time period utilized by detectives to seek advice from a case file on a murder investigation, and this graphic novel tells the story of two lives intertwined: A scholar, on the lookout for a brand new set of wheels to take him to his new life on the West Coast,” reads Brisson’s synopsis for the OGN. “A person determined for cash, underneath the gun of eviction, steals a automobile and comes up with a scheme to promote it not as soon as, however a number of instances. Their lives conflict and one crime results in others as one man seeks to free himself of burden and one other of guilt.”

Brisson is elevating funds and taking pre-orders for the Catch & Release OGN on Kickstarter, with the less-than-day-old crowdfunding marketing campaign already surpassed its $10,000 objective.

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Newsarama spoke with Brisson about his decision to return to creator-owned work (and to Murder Book in particular), the societal implications of crime fiction, and this OGN as the beginning of a new chapter in the author’s career.