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Writer Andy Diggle, artist Jock sign exclusives with DC

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Writer Andy Diggle, artist Jock sign exclusives with DC

Official Press Release

Writer Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS, HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: LADY CONSTANTINE) has signed a 2-year exclusive contract with DC Comics.

“There are very few things in life which give me as much pleasure as dreaming up crazy tales, so it’s a real kick when you actually get paid to do it,” says Diggle. “VERTIGO, WildStorm and the DCU are the coolest playground a writer could wish for, and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on some of their toys. I’ll try not to break ’em.”

“Andy Diggle hit the ground running with THE LOSERS and there seems to be no stopping him,” says Karen Berger, VP – Executive Editor, VERTIGO. “His sharp, no-holds-barred writing style is a great addition to VERTIGO. We couldn’t be more pleased to have this very talented writer exclusive with DC, and we look forward to much more great stuff from him in the years ahead.”

“I had the opportunity to meet Andy at Bristol, and he’s an excellent addition to our talent at DC,” says Dan DiDio, DC’s VP – Editorial. “He’s going to bring a unique voice to the DC Universe as well as VERTIGO, and we’re already talking to him about possible projects.”

Please note the availability of current and upcoming issues of THE LOSERS:

  • THE LOSERS #1 (APR030242) is available for reorder.
  • THE LOSERS #2 (MAY030243) is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to be in stores on July 30.
  • THE LOSERS #3 (JUN030251) is solicited in the June issue of Previews (Volume XIII #6) and is scheduled to be in stores on August 27.
  • THE LOSERS #3 (JUL030249) is solicited in the July issue of Previews (Volume XIII #7) and is scheduled to be in stores on September 24.

DC COMICS SIGNS LOSERS ARTIST JOCK TO EXCLUSIVE DEAL

Jock, the artist of the acclaimed new VERTIGO series THE LOSERS, has signed a 2-year exclusive agreement with DC Comics.

“I’m very happy to be signing with DC,” says Jock. “Since working with them I’ve had nothing but encouragement and support, the editors have been fantastic, and DC have been behind us all the way with THE LOSERS. I’ve found I’m actively encouraged to be as creative as possible, which is a real bonus. It speaks volumes about the ethics of the editors and it’s something I’m looking forward to indulging in over the coming months!”

“Jock’s ultra-cool, action-fueled art has helped make THE LOSERS a no-miss book,” says Karen Berger, VP – Executive Editor, VERTIGO. “His powerful drawing style and dynamic storytelling are perfect for this series and his covers are nothing short of spectacular. It’s wonderful to have an artist with his talent, potential and professionalism here at DC”

Here’s what the critics are saying about THE LOSERS #1:

“THE LOSERS is a smart action-thriller that sucked me into the story. If the characterization builds and matures with the series, this could be a great book.” – 411mania.com

“Really, the only losers here are the folks who miss out on the chance to get in on the ground floor…don’t check your brain at the door; this is smart action storytelling, and the potential is clear and well-realized. Best of the Week!” – TheFourthRail.com

“The dialogue is sharp and realistic, and also varies nicely in tone (and seemingly even inflection) from character to character. Jock’s art is also impressive, instantly putting him in the company of other talented DC artists of a similar styles, including Marcelo Frusin, Lee Bermejo, Kano, and Eduardo Risso.” – Zentertainment.com

For more on Diggle and Jock, check out these CBR interviews:

Real American Heroes: Andy Diggle talks ‘The Losers’

The Vertigo Bloke: Jock talks ‘The Losers’

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