Official Press Release
Chicago, IL. (Feb. 20, 2008) – The first issue of Devil’s Due’s new
monster-packed, military action series Spooks sold out from Diamond a
week after hitting comic book racks, and issue #4 added yet another
huge creator to its ranks.
“It’s hard getting a new idea out there into such a crowded field, and
for the fans to get behind us is wonderful — when you spend years
working on something you just hope people will enjoy it, and we’re
absolutely delighted with the response so far,” said writer Ryan
Schifrin. “It’s been a labor of love from the start, as I worked with
Bob Salvatore and Larry Hama to take a spark of an idea and turn it to
Spooks’ all-star writing staff of Schifrin (“Abominable”), Hama (G.I.
Joe, Wolverine), and Salvatore (DemonWars) along with artist Adam
Archer was enough to propel the first issue to sell-out status. Issue
#4 will add big-name artist Drew Struzan to its credits.
Struzan, who is well known for his “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones”
posters graces the cover to Spooks’ climactic ending with brand new
cover showcasing his legendary talents.
“Bob [Salvatore] – with his sons Geno and Bryan – gave the
supernatural elements real depth, while Larry made the military
response feel real, and kick serious butt,” Schifrin stated. “Together
the creative team laid the groundwork for Spooks to be huge, and
there’s much more to come – some of which you’ll see on the website
and in the collected edition. This first arc is only the beginning.”
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About Devil’s Due Publishing:
After exploding on the comic book scene by igniting the “80s retro
revival” in the industry, Devil’s Due quickly became one of the largest
and most popular comic book publishers in the United States. Today DDP’s
lineup is a diverse mix of original properties and licensed books
including Drafted, Lost Squad, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, G.I. Joe,
Storm Shadow, Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, DemonWars, Voltron, The Nye
Incidents, and the cult-favorite Hack/Slash, which is currently in
pre-production as a feature film for Rogue Pictures.
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