Official Press Release
San Diego, Ca. (March 21, 2003) When a foreign power has weapons of mass destruction, biological warfare and a really insane guy running the show, you have to fight back with something very different. Thats just what the U.S. government does when they unleash the most unusual covert team of all: a specialized team of vampire agents who dont mind if a little blood is spilled. In fact…they like it that way.
A tyrant with a taste for chaos and destruction has possession of Russian nukes that he plans on putting into some very wrong hands. The United States meets this threat with CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations, a unique team of vampires who use their occult powers to try to avert nuclear disaster. This team is hard to kill…mostly because theyre already dead.
Alex Garner, award-winning inker/artist of Danger Girl takes on a new challenge as he makes his writing debut with an exciting story that mirrors todays headlines with a taste of supernatural espionage and warfare.
“I’ve worked in various other aspects of comics, mostly on the art side,” writer Alex Garner said. “But this was my first chance to tell a story that was really my own, and to see what the process was all about from that angle. Its been a great opportunity.”
Penciling CVO is IDWs newest art discovery, Mindy Lee, who brings a fresh and dynamic style to this tale of horror and espionage.
Artist Mindy Lee had this to say: “I appreciate the faith that IDW has shown in me by making my first professional comics job such a high-visibility book. I’m having a lot of fun drawing it.”
Beau Smith, VP of Sales and Marketing for IDW Publishing, said, Its kinda weird how the buzz for this book has already started. Not much info has leaked out of our offices and weve already been hit with all sorts of interest from retailers and others. In movie terms, Id sum CVO up as Blade mixed with Mission Impossible.
CVO is a 48 page Prestige Format one-shot, on sale in May 2003 with a cover price of $5.99.