BETTER PLACE Exclusive First-Look Preview And Video Interview With Comic Creator And Writer Duane Murray

A brand new graphic novel titled Better Place releases today, and we've been given an exclusive preview of the book along with an interview with the creator and writer. You can check them both out below!

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Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing, has released a brand new graphic novel today from writer Duane Murray and artist Shawn Daley. The book is titled Better Place and follows a boy and his grandson on their fantastical, imaginative adventures as the hero team of Red Rocket and Kid Cosmo.

The title of Better Place is appropriate, as the new comic focuses on the grandson and how he deals with the loss after his grandfather and hero partner moves on to a "better place." Filled with emotion, the comic is an emotional ride for anyone who has ever experienced the loss of a family member during childhood.

We were given the opportunity to share a seven-page first-look preview exclusively for Comic Book Movie readers, and we also have an interview with the creator and writer of the book, Duane Murray. In addition, we have included the title image and the official synopsis to preface the stills, so readers have full context of the panels.

Synopsis: Better Place follows Dylan, who just moved to a new house, with no friends and a mother who doesn't have time for him. Luckily, he has his Grandad. Together, they are Red Rocket and Kid Cosmo, who save the universe every day with the power of imagination! But one day, Dylan learns that his Grandad is suddenly gone... to a "better place." Now, Kid Cosmo will have to save the day, all by himself. 

What do you guys think of this preview of Better Place? Do you think you'll be nabbing a copy for yourself?

In the meantime, check out our full video interview with Murray below. We've also included the Inner Child Podcast audio-only version for those who prefer not to view the chat. As always, don't forget to share your thoughts in the usual spot!


This chat features Duane Murray, the creator, and writer of a brand new graphic novel titled Better Place. The book was released today through Top Shelf, an imprint of IDW Comics, and the story focuses on the imaginative adventures of a young boy and his grandpa and how the boy deals with his grandpa leaving him for "a better place".

Duane was an awesome guy to speak with, and I learned a lot about the projects he's acted in as well as what he's shooting now in Montreal. Mostly, though, we talked about the decades-long process that finally brought Better Place to print and the emotional rollercoaster he's currently on.

Better Place releases today and can be found on Amazon.

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