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We Can Never Go Home

Illustrated by Josh Hood
Published by Black Mask Studios
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A well worn mixtape, a stolen convertible, a duffel bag full of cash, a fully loaded .45, and super-powers. 17 and on the run is the only way to see America right.

Navigating the halls of high school is never easy. And for teenage outcast Duncan and popular girl Madison things are even harder. They share a secret -- they can do things other people can't. But their abilities and need for secrecy take them down a dangerous path. After making a terrible and deadly mistake they are left with no choice. They have to leave and never come back. A blend of crime road stories like True Romance & Badlands, coming of age tales like Pretty In Pink & Ghost World, and "outcast kids against the world" books like Runaways & Deadly Class, We Can Never Go Home is a new chance to fall in love with the doomed misfits and the dreamers who set off to find something bigger. We Can Never Go Home is the debut creator-owned book from writers Matthew Rosenberg (12 Reasons To Die / co-writer on Ghostface Killah's new LP 36 Seasons), Patrick Kindlon (webcomic Menu), and artist Josh Hood (JLA: Scary Monsters, Venom).

"This is my favorite new read of the year. Somehow it's both warm and chilling." -Mark Waid (Superman: Birthright)

About The Authors

Matthew Rosenberg is an American writer of comic books including We Can Never Go Home, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, and 12 Reasons To Die for Black Mask Studios, Uncanny X-Men, Punisher, New Mutants, Phoenix Resurrection, Hawkeye & The Winter Soldier, Tales of Suspense, Kingpin, Rocket Raccoon, Secret Warriors, and Edge of Venomverse for Marvel, and Archie Meets Ramones, and The Archies for Archie.

About The Illustrator

Product Details

  • Publisher: Black Mask Studios (December 22, 2015)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781628750843

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Raves and Reviews

“A pretty fantastic and engaging tale of teenagers getting powers way beyond their control, and how they react to that when things go horribly wrong.”

– io9

"Without a doubt, We Can Never Go Home is the best new series on the stands this year. It has everything you could ever want in a comic. It punches you in the gut, it rips tears from your eyes, it makes you snort in laughter, and it works your brain. From Rosenberg and Kindlon's “did that just happen writing?”, to Hood's beautiful artwork; from Dylan Todd's stunning book design to David C. Hopkins' on point and sharp lettering; from Boss' eye-popping color to Michael Walsh's “I need that as a poster” cover, We Can Never Go Home is sitting firmly on my shelf of most loved books ever inside my heart."

– Comicosity

"Instantly addicting and fun... has all the makings of a cult hit."

– Nerdist

"Surprisingly fresh."

– Newsarama

"A fitting tribute to movies like True Romance, Heathers and more with a super powered twist that makes it all the more appealing."

– Frank Rodriguez, The Broken Infinite

"This series has been the biggest and most welcome surprise of 2015 and it deserves every accolade its received ten times over. Duncan and Maddie are two of the most fully realized characters anywhere, even as they themselves struggle to realize who exact

– Alex Mansfield, All Comic

"It's easy to get carried away when recommending We Can Never Go Home to friends or complete strangers (or, in this case, friends and complete strangers). But that's part of the fun in discovering the best kept secret in comics: you get to be the cool kid

– Jarrod Jones, DoomRocket

"Scintillating dialgoue, t'r'ific art and an genuinely interesting story all combine to continue Black Mask's run of exceptional books."

– Ross Sweeney, Big Comic Page

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