Official Press Release
David Lapham, the Eisner Award-winning creator of the smash hit Stray Bullets, is writing and drawing his own series again for the first time in five years, debuting next month! Now, on the eve of Final Order Cutoff for the first issue, Dark Horse announces an original story to be featured in next year’s FCBD offerings!
Called “a perfect start to an addictive new serial” by Newsarama after its run in the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning anthology Dark Horse Presents, Juice Squeezers follows a covert group of tweens who form the main line of defense for the residents of Weeville against an army of giant bugs. The only ones who can fit into the cramped subterranean battlefield, the aptly named Juice Squeezers keep the endless swarm of bugs from overrunning the city. That is, until a new kid moves to town and threatens to awaken a dormant bug population. The exterminators may become the exterminated in this all-ages adventure story!
Available for download today, and free for the next week, is the critically acclaimed storyline from the series debut in Dark Horse’s flagship anthology, so fans will have the chance to see for themselves what everyone is talking about! Read the first chapter and tell your retailer that you are on board for this fun new series in the vein of The Goonies and Stand by Me!
Praise for Juice Squeezers:
“How the hell can I ignore David Lapham writing and drawing again! My god that was a nice treat to discover and upon reading . . . I’m really looking forward to the next chapter and Lapham’s art was fantastic.”-Comic Bastards
“It’s a modern take on the innumerable monster movies of the 1950s that featured enormous bugs . . . The character dynamics are still in play, even as the group contends with maggots the size of corgis.”-Unleash the Fanboy
Juice Squeezers #1 (of 4) is on sale January 1, 2014, in comic shops everywhere!
Juice Squeezers #0 is available for free download today, exclusively through Digital.DarkHorse.com!
Free Comic Day 2014 will take place on May 3, 2014!
Retailers: Make sure your shelves will be well stocked with Juice Squeezers #1, and up your orders today! Diamond code: NOV130063
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.