Official Press Release
13 November 2008 (Berkeley, CA) – Following a total sell out of each issue, Image Comics Shadowline’s serial killer thriller by writer Justin Shady (aka Wayne Chinsang) and artist Erik Rose, THE ROBERTS, comes collected this February!
“THE ROBERTS’ collected edition is going to be a major treat to both the fans of the series and those who have yet to discover it,” said Shadowline Publisher Jim Valentino. “We’ve jam-packed the trade with both sold out issues and nearly fifty pages of brand-new extras! It’s the perfect time to catch up on Shadowline’s newest sleeper hit!”
THE ROBERTS reveals the final fate of the infamous Zodiac Killer and The Boston Strangler as they live out their last days in The Shady Lane Retirement Center. While they’ve been able to live their lives anonymously from their fellow retirees, one reveals his long-kept secret to the other and may have no option other than to give in to his instinct to murder. In addition, the fifty pages of extras include Chinsang’s never-before-seen personal correspondences with real life serial killers Richard Ramirez and Charles Manson.
THE ROBERTS TP, a 144-page black & white tradepaperback for $14.99, will be available February 11th, 2009.
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