Official Press Release
Chicago, IL – Apr 22, 2005 – Devil's Due Publishing's and Udon Studios' CANNON BUSTERS issue #1 has sold out. A second printing of 1,000 copies is planned to fill the demand. For information on the forthcoming #2, go to http://www.devilsdue.net/cannonbusters.html#02
This epic action-adventure-fantasy series tells the saga the hi-tech world of Gear Bolt, a vast land composed entirely of a monstrous, constantly rotating clock, and of a robot's quest back home.
"I'm happy people are enjoying the series," said co-creator and artist LeSean Thomas. "Torres [co-creator] and I are having a blast telling the story of Gear Bolt and it's outrageous and quirky inhabitants. We have a lot in store for Samberry and the rest, including the mysterious sorcerer LOCK. So, readers, be on the lookout for issue 2 and any copies of 1 you can find!"
"We have a great relationship with Udon and love publishing their work," said Josh Blaylock, President of DDP. "Between CANNON BUSTERS, DARKSTALKERS and STREET FIGHTER, they have a great lineup, one we're proud to publish with them."
In the progressive, hi-tech Kingdom of Botica, it's the anniversary of the "New Deal," a peace treaty unifying the only 5 kingdoms of Gear Bolt. We meet Samberry, a royal assistance droid who shares a close bond with Prince Toji, the heir to the Botica throne. The celebration is shattered when LOCK and his minions attack it; LOCK seeks a mysterious "device" that he claims the King is hiding. The attack leaves Sam separated from the prince, alone on the outskirts of the kingdom for the first time ever. In a place where magic is extinct, will there be a force to challenge LOCK? Will Sam survive and find her way back to Prince Toji?
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ABOUT DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING (DDP)
Devil's Due Publishing was formed in 1999 as both a commercial art studio and a small press comic book publisher. DDP's first breakout success was 2001's revamp of G.I. JOE, returning the long-lost 1980s characters to comics. Fans bought over 100,000 copies per month, immediately propelling G.I. JOE to the top of the charts. Today, DDP's lineup includes Army of Darkness, Street Fighter, Hack/Slash and the Aftermath universe, a new imprint featuring super-powered heroes in titles like Defex, Breakdown, Blade of Kumori and Infantry.