Official Press Release
Art aficionados will be happy to hear that ABADAZAD #1 – originally
scheduled to contain only a handful of pages of art by legendary illustrator
Mike Ploog (Man-Thing, Werewolf by Night, The Life And Adventures Of Santa
Claus, The Monster of Frankenstein) – will now feature 31 pages penciled by
the acclaimed artist!
After many years in Hollywood as a designer and storyboard artist on films
such as Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, Ploog is returning to comic books to
pencil ABADAZAD, a new fantasy series tailor-made for his mastery of the
incredible and the macabre. Created and written by fan-favorite writer J.M.
DeMatteis (Moonshadow, Brooklyn Dreams, Formerly Known As The Justice
League), ABADAZAD tells the adventures of Kate, a troubled teenaged girl
riddled with guilt over the shocking disappearance of her younger brother.
Given a glimmer of hope that he may still be alive, Kate must undergo
terrifying trials in a bizarre and surreal world she thought only existed in
her brother’s favorite novels.
“J.M.’s wonderful story has all the ingredients of a 21st Century classic:
magic, mystery, and suspense,” Ploog said. “ABADAZAD works on many different
levels as J.M. cleverly moves the action along in an amazingly brisk and
entertaining manner. That leaves me with the foreboding task of bringing his
rich characters to life. Fortunately, J.M. is very articulate and we’ve
formed an exciting partnership.”
“More Ploog is never a bad thing,” DeMatteis stated. “And having seen some
of Mike’s gorgeous, textured pencil-work for the first issue, I am delighted
beyond words that ABADAZAD is now (to paraphrase the radio DJ’s of my
childhood): All Ploog, All The Time.”