Mortal Coils: Bodylines
by A. David Lewis & various artists
Red Eye Press/Caption Box, 2004
“…surprisingly complex…worth seeking out. A-” – Comics Buyer’s Guide
“[…a] thought-provoking anthology of spooky stories for the intelligent…” – Comic World News
Mortal Coils: Bodylines marks the first trade paperback collection of A. David Lewis’ dark suspense comic series. Bodylines features ten fresh art talents, three all-new tales, seven retouched stories, interviews, annotations, a Foreword by Mark Waid (JLA, Fantastic Four), a 16-page color section, and sketches from artists including Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster), Bill Reinhold (Earth X), Sean Wang (The Tick), Joanne Mutch (Rummblestrips), and Scott Dalrymple (Fade from Blue). This edition brings together the first sold-out issue, the following critically-acclaimed installments, the exclusive color supplement, and the new, three-part “Blind Leading the Blind” arc – each telling just one harrowing story in a world where nothing can be taken for granted…not even one’s own existence.
“I’m astounded. [A. David Lewis] is putting out gripping, imaginative, deeply creative stories that kept me on the edge of my seat…How does the creator set up a situation that seems an impossible challenge and then solve it in a dramatically satisfying way? This book is the kind of discovery that makes this whole reviewing thing worthwhile. It’s a pleasure to read, and something that will stay with me long afterwards.” – Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading