Official Press Release
Markosia Enterprises can officially reveal that the first issue of
Starship Troopers : Blaze of Glory has sold way beyond its expectations
and can now reveal that it is to produce a second series based on the cult
sci-fi book and film of the same name.
Markosia is being very tight lipped over the success of the first issue
but can assure retailers that an overprint of 10% has been produced of
each cover just in case of re-order activity.
The first issue is to be showcased at the forthcoming New York City
Comicon on February 25th where Markosia will be exhibiting. The British
based company has also produced a special edition of the first issue with
cover art by Mike Bowden, a young Brit talent who has signed on to do the
second series of Starship Troopers.
Bowden, based in the south-east of England, is a newcomer to the world of
comics. Markosia’s EIC Richard Emms says “Mike is incredible,
once the big guns get to see his work they will be queuing up to
The second series, written by Tony Lee, will ship in the fall of 2006 and
will feature the art of Bowden and color talents of Kieran Oats who has
been colouring the successful Midnight Kiss series, also written by Lee.
Markosia’s MD, Harry Markos comments on the success of the first issue.
“When we received the numbers from DCD we were blown away. We were
expecting at least 50% of the amount that was officially ordered, so it’s
great to know that retailers are willing to back a relative newcomer to
“Starship Troopers is a great license and the creators have produced a
book which is second to none, which they should all be rightly proud of”.
Starship Troopers #1
Art – Sam Hart
Digital Paints – Rod Reis
Colors – Kieran Oats
Written by – Tony Lee
Shipping March 31st 2006 (USA)
Shipping March 1st 2006 (UK)
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