In 2009, father Stephen king, and son Joe Hill collaborated for the first time for Throttle, a story about a motorcycle gang being terrorized by an unseen assailant in a big rig. The story, inspired by Richard Matheson’s 1971 short story Duel (turned into a television movie that same year by Stephen Spielberg) was then adapted to comic form earlier this year. IDW has announced that, that adaptation, along with an adaptation of the original Matheson story, Duel, will be release this week as a hard cover collection, Road Rage.
Throttle, scripted by King and Hill, with art by Nelson Daniel will comprise the first portion of the hardcover, with the second half containing Duel, scripted by Matheson and Chris Ryall, with art by Rafa Garres. The collection will also include brand new introductions by King and Hill, a wrap around cover by Zack Howard and Daniel, as well as additional sketches and character designs by Daniel.
Chris Ryall on the project:
“Talk about ‘riding with kings’, getting to work directly with Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Richard Matheson was enough of a thrill, but then to have the finished stories so beautifully illustrated by talents like Nelson and Rafa made this all even more of a special project for me, and hopefully for readers, too.”
ROAD RAGE ($24.99, 120 pages, full color) will be available August 8, 2012 in comic stores throughout North America.