'Abazad' #1 now filled 100% with Ploog art

Official Press Release

Art aficionados will be happy to hear that ABADAZAD #1 - originally

scheduled to contain only a handful of pages of art by legendary illustrator

Mike Ploog (Man-Thing, Werewolf by Night, The Life And Adventures Of Santa

Claus, The Monster of Frankenstein) - will now feature 31 pages penciled by

the acclaimed artist!

After many years in Hollywood as a designer and storyboard artist on films

such as Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, Ploog is returning to comic books to

pencil ABADAZAD, a new fantasy series tailor-made for his mastery of the

incredible and the macabre. Created and written by fan-favorite writer J.M.

DeMatteis (Moonshadow, Brooklyn Dreams, Formerly Known As The Justice

League), ABADAZAD tells the adventures of Kate, a troubled teenaged girl

riddled with guilt over the shocking disappearance of her younger brother.

Given a glimmer of hope that he may still be alive, Kate must undergo

terrifying trials in a bizarre and surreal world she thought only existed in

her brother's favorite novels.

"J.M.'s wonderful story has all the ingredients of a 21st Century classic:

magic, mystery, and suspense," Ploog said. "ABADAZAD works on many different

levels as J.M. cleverly moves the action along in an amazingly brisk and

entertaining manner. That leaves me with the foreboding task of bringing his

rich characters to life. Fortunately, J.M. is very articulate and we've

formed an exciting partnership."

"More Ploog is never a bad thing," DeMatteis stated. "And having seen some

of Mike's gorgeous, textured pencil-work for the first issue, I am delighted

beyond words that ABADAZAD is now (to paraphrase the radio DJ's of my

childhood): All Ploog, All The Time."

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