Official Press Release
In less than a month, Joshua Hale Fialov, the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer of such critically acclaimed titles as DC’s New 52 hit I, Vampire, ECHOES, and Tumor, along with artist Brent Peeples (Grimm Fairy Tales), will begin to tell the story of the last of a race of super human beings that protected the Earth… until humankind turned against them, that is. The first issue of THE LAST OF THE GREATS will have no ads, no former story continuity to sort out, and no filler — just 32 pages of quality storytelling.
Fans of Fialkov’s other hit titles and new readers alike will surely be glad to discover this new series. In the tradition of alternate history epics like Irredeemable and Squadron Supreme, THE LAST OF THE GREATS combines adventure and action with dark humor. It’s the type of daring storytelling that Image Comics is known for.
The first issue has already been received well by reviewers, with AintItCoolNews saying, “I want to see more of this and, quite frankly, I think comics could use more of it,” while A Comic Book Blog stated, “THE LAST OF THE GREATS will not only ask thought-provoking questions, but provide thought-provoking answers as well… [Fialkov and Peeples] have something unique here; something uncommonly creative and incredibly entertaining in what is another in a long line of soon to be Image Comics Classics.”
“Brent and I have a grand story to tell, and we’re thrilled at the response so far, and I want to make sure that every reader out there gets a chance to see what we’re up to,” said Fialkov. “The last week of September, my first issue of DC’s I, Vampire premieres, and we made sure that when readers come back to their shops the next week asking for more of my work, the first issue of THE LAST OF THE GREATS will be there waiting for them.”
With the art for the first arc completed, Fialkov explained that he can also guarantee a new issue every month like clockwork: “I’ve done this long enough to know that retailers, readers, and creators are in this together, and we’re going to make damn sure to hold up our end of the bargain.”
THE LAST OF THE GREATS #3 (AUG110409), a 32-page full-color sci-fi superhero comic for $3.99, along with a Phil Hester variant cover (AUG110409), will be on sale in stores October 5. For more information, a full PDF of the series, and a very special retailer incentive, Fialkov invites retailers to contact him through Twitter @JoshFialkov or via email at Josh@thefialkov.com.
ABOUT JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Joshua is the Emmy, Eisner, and Harvey award nominated writer of the acclaimed graphic novels ELK’S RUN, ECHOES, PUNKS, and TUMOR. He’s also the writer of DC’s SUPERMAN/BATMAN and I, VAMPIRE. He lives in Los Angeles, CA, and is available for interviews, podcasts, and in store events.
ABOUT BRENT PEEPLES
Brent Peeples started his career with penciling a creator owned book for Arcana comics in 2007. Shortly after wrapping up work there, he began his journey with Zenescope entertainment penciling several works for their Grimm Fairy Tales title and a brief run on 1001 Arabian Night: The Adventures of Sinbad, written by Dan Wickline. He lives in Dallas, TX and is available for interviews, podcasts, and in store events.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.