Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN ETERNAL) makes his Vertigo debut with rising-star artist Marley Zarcone (MADAME XANADU) as the writer of the new ongoing series EFFIGY.
After a sex-tape scandal, former Hollywood child star turned Z-lister Chondra Jackson returns to her hometown of Effigy Mound, Il, to find a seemingly impossible crime – a fresh corpse in an ancient Indian burial site. Even weirder, the murder resembles a scene from an episode of the old TV show, Star Cop, a live-action children’s show about a kid detective, that she used to star in.
Chondra begins to investigate, and stumbles upon a bizarre cult that worships celebrities as eternal effigies. And these cult members aren’t just worshiping, they’re also ritually sacrificing anyone who defies their veneration of the beautiful and famous. Chondra’s probe takes her on a terrifying tour of burial sites across the world from Stonehenge to the Nazca Lines of Peru.
But what is the link between the cult, Chondra’s hometown, and her own bloodline? Will Chondra become the hero detective she played as a child . . . or is she in fact the cult’s unwitting messiah?
EFFIGY is a twisted murder mystery and conspiracy tale that examines celebrity, godhood, and the price of fame. Take a look at the gallery above for highlights from the Vertigo panel at NYCC!
Cover by Scott Forbes. Look for EFFIGY #1 January 28, 2015!