A Classic Camaro May or May Not Be Cursed in The Ride: Burning Desire

Legendary Artist Adam Hughes Provides the First Backup Story for the New Image Comics Series

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A Classic Camaro May or May Not Be Cursed in <i>The Ride: Burning Desire</i>

Newer comic fans may not be aware of the long history behind The Ride, an Image Comics jam book birthed by the legendary Gaijin Studios 15 years ago. Featuring contributions from Cully Hamner, Jason Pearson, Brian Stelfreeze, Ron Marz, Laura Martin and other major names in the last few decades of sequential art, The Ride centers on a ’68 Camaro with a shady history, and the wild string of miscreants who cross paths with the vehicle. To celebrate the 15-year milestone, The Ride returns this week for Burning Desire, a brand-new five-issue mini-series written by Doug Wagner and drawn by Daniel Hillyard, with a special back-up story in each issue from a rotating array of guests—starting with fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes.

Wagner has contributed to every iteration of The Ride, and is also the co-creator, alongside Hillyard, of the idiosyncratic Plastic, a violent saga of a man in love with an inflatable sex toy. Burning Desire is likely to match Plastic’s perversion levels, with Wagner promising “unicorn onesies, love paddles, leather bunny ears, a guy in a Sailor Moon outfit that’s way too tight, an angel with only one arm and a heroin problem, a hairless dwarf and a disavowed detective whose past desperately wants her burned alive—are all going to take a road trip in a classic ’68 Camaro that may or may not be cursed.”

With The Ride: Burning Desire #1 hitting shelves this Wednesday, Paste has an exclusive preview of the vehicular carnage, as well as a first look at Adam Hughes’s Heroes Con variant cover. Find all of that below, and keep glued to Paste for more on Image Comics throughout the month.

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The Ride: Burning Desire #1 Cover Art by Adam Hughes

The Ride: Burning Desire #1
Writer: Doug Wagner
Artists: Daniel Hillyard w/ Adam Hughes
Colorist: Laura Martin w/ Adam Hughes
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Publisher: Image Comics 
Release Date: June 12, 2019
THE RIDE returns to celebrate its 15th Anniversary! This issue kicks off a 5-part story from the award-winning team of PLASTIC, plus a special back-up feature from ADAM HUGHES!

After serving a hard 15 years in prison on a murder plea, former Atlanta P.D. detective Samantha Vega is now making her living as the bouncer at an exotic dance club. But life on the outside isn’t easy, especially when enemies have scores to settle…

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The Ride: Burning Desire #1 Interior Art by Daniel Hillyard

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The Ride: Burning Desire #1 Interior Art by Daniel Hillyard

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The Ride: Burning Desire #1 Interior Art by Daniel Hillyard

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The Ride: Burning Desire #1 Interior Art by Adam Hughes

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The Ride: Burning Desire #1 Interior Art by Adam Hughes

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The Ride: Burning Desire #1 Heroes Con Variant Cover Art by Adam Hughes

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The Ride: Burning Desire #1 Variant Cover Art by Daniel Hillyard

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