Shadowline Heads for the Dark Side with "In Her Darkest Hour"

Wed, May 23rd, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

BERKELEY, CA -- Lisa, a young girl on her own for the

first time, hovers on the brink of suicide. Her friends and family

have abandoned her, and when she cries out for help, death is the

first to answer the call. Now, living alone in an unfamiliar town at

the peak of her youth, she's ready to give up everything. Can her

newfound friend Joshua bring her back in time? SHADOWLINE proudly

presents Fernanda Chiella's gripping debut, IN HER DARKEST HOUR.

Written and illustrated by 21-year-old Brazillian newcomer Fernanda

Chiella, IN HER DARKEST HOUR stakes a claim on the emotional

landscape of loneliness and doubt that everyone has wrestled with at

their lowest ebb. With a mix of artistic virtuosity and an empathy

for human frailty, Chiella creates a narrative that will appeal to

anyone who has seen the dark side of life and come back to tell the


"Fernanda delves into the darkest reaches of human emotions, and puts

them on the page with an eloquence and visual polish well beyond her

years," says Shadowline chief Jim Valentino. "IN HER DARKEST HOUR

immediately impressed me with its honesty and gut wrenching power --

it's one of the finest debuts I've ever seen."

IN HER DARKEST HOUR is a 28-page one-shot with no ads, available in

the June issue of Diamond Previews for products shipping in August.


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