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Joe Casey And Jim Mahfood Remix “Miami Vice”

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Joe Casey And Jim Mahfood Remix “Miami Vice”

IDW Publishing has announced via a press release that they will be joining forces with Lion Forge Comics for “Miami Vice Remix,” a new comic series based on the iconic ’80s cop show.

Crockett and Tubbs will get a modern day update courtesy of writer Joe Casey and artist Jim Mahfood. The release teases that the partners will go undercover and face criminals unlike any they ever encountered during the ’80s drama’s five seasons — namely voodoo and zombies.

“Working with Jim is always a trip and taking on ’80s TV icons like Crockett and Tubbs was too good to pass up,” said Casey in the release. “Whether you’re familiar with ‘Miami Vice’ or not, this book will burn a hole in your brain.”

Thanks to it’s stylish pastel wardrobe and New Wave-inspired soundtrack, the original “Miami Vice” series has become synonymous with the 1980s. The show ran from 1984 to 1989 and inspired a 2006 feature film starring Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell. For the comic series, the property will move out of the ’80s and into modern-day Miami. Even with a contemporary setting, the cover art by Jim Mahfood reveals that “Vice” won’t lose it’s sense of style.

“Miami Vice Remix” is the latest in a line of digital-first comics published by Lion Forge to get a physical release through IDW; other such titles include “Saved By The Bell” and “Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier.”

“Miami Vice Remix” #1 will hit stores in February 2015.

Official Press Release

Lion Forge Comics And IDW Publishing Revamp An ’80s Classic With Miami Vice Remix
Joe Casey And Jim Mahfood Bring Vibrant New Energy to Legendary Franchise

San Diego, CA (December 10, 2014) – Mixing new school with old, comics publisher Lion Forge Comics has partnered with award-winning IDW Publishing to bring the classic TV series Miami Vice to print withMiami Vice Remix this February. Now anyone who loves the iconic characters, pastels, fast cars and over the top action of Miami Vice can get their hands on the comic based on the renowned ’80s classic television show.

Writer Joe Casey (Uncanny X-Men, Adventures of Superman) teamed up with comic book industry veteranJim Mahfood to create Miami Vice Remix. The comic follows the Metro-Dade Police Department detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs through modern-day Miami as they go undercover facing dangerous encounters with voodoo, zombies and Crockett’s mysterious past.

“Working with Jim is always a trip and taking on ’80s TV icons like Crockett and Tubbs was too good to pass up,” said Casey, Miami Vice Remix co-creator and writer. “Whether you’re familiar with ‘Miami Vice’ or not, this book will burn a hole in your brain.”

“Comics should be for everyone, regardless of how fans prefer to access and consume content,” said David Steward II, Lion Forge CEO. “With IDW’s innovative spirit, Lion Forge will reach more readers and bring new life to classic properties like ‘Miami Vice.'”

Miami Vice Remix is the latest Lion Forge title crossing over from digital to hard copy through IDW. The comic joins licensed and celebrity titles Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier and Saved By The Bell, which also are based on hit NBC television series.

“IDW is pleased to help re-imagine one of the most timeless TV shows of our generation,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW Publishing president. “The vibrant artistry and high-quality story telling in Miami Vice Remix is sure to bring readers all the energy and style from the original series.”

Miami Vice Remix #1 will be available at your local comic book stores February 2015.
Diamond code JAN150433.

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