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“Hulk” and “Wolverine” Artist Herb Trimpe Covers “Tough Guy”

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“Hulk” and “Wolverine” Artist Herb Trimpe Covers “Tough Guy”

Official Press Release

Publisher Mohawk Media has today released a graphic novel featuring all-new action hero, Tough Guy.

The British team of writer Chris Bunting and artist Steve Beckett is joined by American art legend Herb Trimpe.

Writer Chris Bunting says: “The comic book world was in dire need of a true all-ages character. Enter Tough Guy. While he has to contend with a modern threat in the form of a terrorist organisation, he still has one foot in the past, when comic books were more concerned with entertaining than being edgy.

“There isn’t an artist more qualified to illustrate the cover than Herb Trimpe, whose art has graced some of the most entertaining comic books. Like the eponymous character, Herb Trimpe’s art pulls no punches.”

Herb Trimpe brought Wolverine into the comic book world, while his work on the Hulk has helped define the lasting public perception of the character. Having drawn a veritable who’s who of famous characters, Trimpe is no stranger to the UK, having helped create Captain Britain.

Herb Trimpe says: “I’m hoping Tough Guy leaves an impression on the fans even more so than Captain Britain — a character I judged to be not long lasting. So much for my judgement. I have had many requests for Captain Britain commissions, and I happily await my first request for a drawing of Tough Guy — a sure sign that he is on his way to occupy a place in the Comic Book Hall of Fame.”

The Tough Guy 42-page graphic novel is available exclusively via the publisher’s groundbreaking line of paperless Eco Comics. It is available in various digital formats via www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/ecocomics for $2.99 (approx £1.90).

The graphic novel is also available to download as three individual comic book issues, each with a cover by regular series artist, Steve Beckett. Each issue has a cover price of $1.95.