Official Press Release
BERKELEY, CA — 1 July, 2005 — The first Image Comics’ issue of DEADWORLD has sold out! Written by Gary Reed & illustrated by Vincent Locke, DEADWORLD was reborn under the Image banner when the first issue shipped in early May – the title had a previous run of over 50 issues from Caliber.
DEADWORLD tells the tale of a world that has suffered the unleashing of a supernatural holocaust. The dead have returned to walk the earth but these are not just mindless hordes of zombies as the humans find themselves facing an even grimmer outlook – intelligent zombies. Leading the way is the sarcastic, Harley-riding, chain-smoking King Zombie.
Creator/writer Gary Reed is also bringing a collection of his acclaimed Caliber series to Image in September. SAINT GERMAINE: SHADOWS FALL will be a 168-page trade paperback that will collect the first four issues of the series in addition to the one-shot, Restoration.
Art on the first four issues is by Vincent Locke, Reed’s current collaborator on DEADWORLD. On the Restoration one-shot, Locke was joined by other artists who illustrated specific scenes and artists include: Galen Showman, Mike Perkins, Guy Davis, Nate Pride, Philip Xavier, and Laurence Campbell.
“The Shadows Fall storyline is a complete story,” said Reed, “as the first four issues introduced the characters and established the premise. However, I didn’t think the ending had come full circle and we alreaback to finalize the opening storyline. Now, the full story can be in one cohesive package.”
SAINT GERMAINE centers on the man who claimed to be immortal and his life-long love interest, Lilith. The two have lived through time and are able to snatch the memories of those near death. Through those memories, Germaine and Lilith have lived an eternity yet died a thousand deaths.
Reed explained that the opening of the series deals with Germaine contemplating his death…a true death. “He has been without Lilith for quite some time and life has lost its meaning to him,” said Reed. “However, when Lilith re-emerges, things are different as she blames him for her plight of immortality.”
Both SAINT GERMAINE and DESPERADO are from the Desperado Publishing Studio. SAINT GERMAINE: SHADOWS FALL will be published in September. DEADWORLD is a bi-monthly series.
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States and also the largest consumer of Home Run Pies in Northern California. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com for more information.
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