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Milligan and Ewins’ ‘Skreemer’ returns this summer from Cyberosia, preview

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SOMERVILLE, MA – January 15, 2002. Cyberosia Publishing announced today
that it is bringing SKREEMER, current X-Force scribe Peter Milligan and
2000AD artist Brett Ewins’ seminal work, back into print.

“SKREEMER is one of the great hidden treasures of the comics canon,”
said publisher Scott O. Brown. “When it was originally published in the
late eighties, SKREEMER was years ahead of its time. Peter and Brett
created a dark, foreboding America scrounging to survive and gave it an
unexpected glimmer of hope. SKREEMER is what would have happened if
James Joyce wrote dystopian graphic novels.”

“I had always been into gangster films and sci-fi. So I put the two
together and came up with Skreemer,” says SKREEMER co-creator and artist
Brett Ewins. “I also was a huge fan of the film, Once Upon a Time in
America, and I wanted to create a comic with the same depth. Peter
Milligan was also a fan of the film, in fact, we both saw it for the
first time together. So I drew all the characters and handed it over to
Milligan. I was also working a lot with Steve Dillon on DEADLINE
magazine so we decided to do the job together. All in all it was a great
team effort, and for it we won an Eagle Award for best UK US series.”

SKREEMER will be collected for the first time in one volume. The 176
page, full color book will be re-lettered and “digitally re-mastered”
with new colors by colorist Christopher Butcher (The ADVENTURES OF EVIL
& MALICE, GO GIRL).

SKREEMER will be released this summer, but Cyberosia will offer readers
a glimpse of this influential series when it reprints the first issue in
black and white for Free Comics Day. “The time is right to make SKREEMER
available to a new audience,” continued Scott, “and Free Comics Day is
an excellent venue to showcase a preview of this long missed series.”

Cyberosia Publishing publishes acute horror, science fiction, and
literary graphic novels. Cyberosia Publishing’s books are distributed to
the Trade by Biblio Distribution, a division of National Book Network,
Inc., 800-462-6420, and are available to the specialty market through
Diamond Comic Distributors and FM International. For more information,
visit www.cyberosia.com or email publisher Scott O. Brown at
scott@cyberosia.com.

Milligan and Ewins’ ‘Skreemer’ returns this summer from Cyberosia, preview
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