Bill Radford of the Colorado Springs Gazette spotlights IDW’s CSI: Dying in the Gutters, a five-issue miniseries that begins with the (fictional) murder of gossip columnist Rich Johnston at a Las Vegas comics convention.
The list of suspects is long: Ed Brubaker, Phil Jimenez, Robert Kirkman, Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Greg Rucka and Gail Simone, to name a few.
“There are people who love him and people who hate him and a lot of people who kind of feel both ways about him,” Chris Ryall, IDW’s editor in chief and publisher, told the newspaper. “So we thought, `If we’re going to kill anybody, let’s do in a comic what a lot of people have said they’d like to see happen in real life.’”
In the article, Ryall recounts how IDW recruited Johnston — “I’m a total media whore,” Johnston says — and the suspects for the story.
CSI: Dying in the Gutters #1, written by Steven Grant and penciled by Stephen Mooney, debuts in August.