Official Press Release
The second issue of Garth Ennis’ newest series, /The Chronicles of Wormwood/, is sold out of all extra copies. Both the standard and wrap covers by series artist Jacen Burrows hit the shelves March 14th, and within days all available copies of #2 were sold.
Featuring the always provocative imagination and razor-sharp dialogue of Garth Ennis, The Chronicles of Wormwood stars the anti-Christ Danny Wormwood, as well as his father Satan, Joan of Arc, and a mentally-challenged Jesus Christ who has not followed through on his Second Coming. In issue #2 Papa Satan comes up for a visit with his son Danny Wormwood, Pope Jacko shows us his ugly side, and Ennis continues to shock, offend, and entertain readers like the world-class creator he is.
The Chronicles of Wormwood is quickly gaining more and more praise from fans and industry critics, and is looking like it may be the sleeper smash of 2007. It was also the first, featured new-release of a much anticipated list of brand-new series coming out this year through Avatar Press. As for future installments of Wormwood artist Jacen Burrows says, “Every issue takes it up a notch. The book gets funnier, darker, and more intense, leading to one of the best endings I’ve read in a long time. It’s really a fantastic read, and response from fans has been terrific.”
Avatar Press is a comic book publisher that continues to push the boundaries between mainstream and independent with current or upcoming work from creators such as Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Brian Pulido, George A. Romero, George R.R. Martin, Joe R. Lansdale, John Russo, Mike Wolfer, Juan Jose Ryp, Jacen Burrows, and numerous others. The company has published a wide range of comic books including creator-owned titles like Garth Ennis’ 303 and Brian Pulido’s Lady Death, company-owned comics such as Pandora and The Ravening, licensed hits like Frank Miller’s Robocop and George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, and numerous other titles. A publisher that has established itself as one of the cornerstones of the American indy comic book scene over the past decade, Avatar has published some 500 comic books since 1997.
For additional information on **CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD #2 SOLD OUT!**, any interview requests or general press requests, please contact David or visit www.avatarpress.com.