Official Press Release
Berkeley, CA – 9 June 2011 – Vampires be forewarned: SHINKU is here to kick ass and take names! The first issue of Ron Marz and Lee Moder’s sexy story of a lone samurai versus hordes of bloodsucking vampires sold out at distribution level before it even hit the shelves.
While copies of SHINKU #1 may still be available in some comic shops, their days are numbered! Therefore, a second printing is underway and will be available in stores the same day that SHINKU #2 is released.
“Everybody who worked on SHINKU put blood, sweat and tears into it… mostly blood, though,” explained Marz. “So we’re really excited and gratified by the reception the book has received. There’s going to be plenty more you can sink your teeth into.”
Some of the rave reviews of the first issue of SHINKU include these words of praise:
“If you’re looking for a samurai story, a twisted vampire yarn, a new female lead to cheer for, an adventure tale, or even a few laughs, SHINKU is the place you want to look.” — Joey Esposito of IGN
“…well, it’s one of the best new #1’s I’ve read in a while. Badass, original and NOT for the faint of heart, I’ve fallen for this book very quickly…” Russ Burlingame of Comic Related
“The reason Ron Marz’s SHINKU #1 rises above a lot of the work in the over-populated zombie/vampire genre within the medium is his sardonic wit and unrelenting pacing.” — Eric Whitman of The Daily Blam!
SHINKU #1 introduces Shinku, the last woman standing in a centuries old line of samurai who secretly fight against a powerful vampire clan. In this tough world of one mortal versus throngs of violent immortal killers, one thing is certain: in the second issue, things get even bloodier!
The second printing of SHINKU #1 (APR118207), a 32-page full color horror comic book priced at $2.99 is available for re-order now with an in-store date of July 7, coinciding with the release of SHINKU #2 (MAY110529).
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