RAISE YOUR GLASS TO AZZARELLO AND RISSO’S MOONSHINE
The iconic creative team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, the dynamic duo who redefined the crime genre with 100 Bullets, reunite for Moonshine, a gangster tale with a horror twist, this fall.
Set in the backwoods of Appalachia during Prohibition, Moonshine #1 tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a “torpedo” from New York City sent to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, Hiram Holt. What Pirlo doesn’t count on is Holt being as shrewd and ruthless as any crime boss he’d encounter in the Big Apple. What makes Holt so dangerous is not only his desire to protect his illicit operation, but to protect a dark family secret. It’s a secret so dark, so dangerous that it should never see the light of day…or the light of a full moon.
“It’s killer to be working with Eduardo again on a project that we’ve been dying to get to,” said Azzarello. “Like 100 Bullets, the high concept is a grabber, but the heart of the story is dealing with an extremely fractured ‘hero’ (Gangster, Lou Pirlo). He’s one of the most complex characters I’ve written in a long time and I can’t wait to dig into his many sides… seedy and otherwise.”
Risso said, “being back together with Azzarello is always a pleasure. And to now be at Image, with the freedom to do what we do best, is an added thrill. This time around I’m doing my own coloring so that’s a new approach and I look forward to hearing what our fans think about it. It’s important as creators to keep challenging yourselves and I think we’re doing that with Moonshine!”
Moonshine #1 hits store shelves October 5.
NEVER GONNA FALL FOR VIOLENT LOVE
Opposites attract, and the results are deadly in the upcoming crime comic Violent Love.
The brainchild of Frank J. Barbiere and Victor Santos, the comic stars Daisy Jane and Rock Bradley, a pair of criminals who couldn’t be any more different from each other. Together, however, the pair are a lethal combination.
Taking its cues from Bonnie and Clyde and Dog Day Afternoon, the series is as much a romance story as it is a crime story.
Look for Violent Love to debut November 9.
KILL OR BE KILLED GETS SECOND PRINTING
When Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser team up, the result is magic. Their latest, Kill Or Be Killed, is no exception.
Kill Or Be Killed follows the story of a young man forced to kill bad people and his struggles to keep the secret that threatens to destroy him and everyone around him. The series is both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, and it’s unlike anything the renowned team has ever done before.
The bestselling team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) have hit the mark again with another hot new crime series in KILL OR BE KILLED. Image Comics is pleased to announce that the first issue is being rushed to a second printing in order to keep up with increased customer demand.
KILL OR BE KILLED follows a young man who is forced to kill bad people and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is a departure from Brubaker and Phillips’ noir roots and is unlike anything the creative team has ever done.
The second printing of issue #1 and the debut of issue #2 are set for September 7.
SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE
Todd McFarlane has sics his most famous creation on the world, and it doesn’t end well for the world in Spawn Kills Everyone, a one-shot from Image Comics.
A second printing of this carnage-filled one-shot, written by McFarlane with art by JJ Kirby, hits store shelves September 14. Spawn heads to Comic-Con, and nobody…and we mean nobody…is safe!
NEW ADAMS COVER HELPS WALKING DEAD READY FOR WAR
Comics legend Arthur Adams has contributed a stunning new cover to the second printing of The Walking Dead #157.
The war has begun, but has Rick ushered in the demise of everything he’s built to this point or will be manage to prevail once again? No matter what happens, the result will be costly.
The second printing of issue #157 and the first print run of issue #158 will be released simultaneously on September 7.
ROCK ON TO THE BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT
Black Light District, the online comic book/music anthology from Jesse Blaze Snider and Will Knox will see print for the first time this October.
The series features six epic illustrated stories set to the music of geek culture-inspired “Black Light District” EP, with art contributions from these stellar talents: Chris Burnham (NAMELESS, OFFICER DOWNE), Phil Hester (MYTHIC, Green Arrow), Jason Pearson (BODY BAGS, Legion of Superheroes), Andrea Tamme (Adventure Time), David Witt (The Growler Magazine), J.K. Woodward (Fallen Angel, Star Trek), Michael Spicer (MYTHIC, Sons of Anarchy), Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON), and Chris Eliopoulos (SAVAGE DRAGON, Pet Avengers).
“This [project] is a love letter to comics,” said Snider. “These are the most personal songs I’ve ever written—while they’re superhero metaphors, I think they’ll be personal to everybody, because they’re based in emotions I think everyone has felt.”
Woodward added, “Jesse gave us a melody and lyrics for inspiration, then just let us do what we do,” said Woodward. “It was not only one of my favorite creative experiences, but, in my opinion, my best sequential work produced to date.”
Veteran illustrator Hester said “Working on Madhattan with Jesse, Erik [Larsen], and Chris [Eliopoulos] was a joy.”
“I can’t think of a time I’ve worked harder or been more filled with the spirit of inspiration than working on this cover,” said Burnham. “I can comfortably look at this piece and know in my heart that PummelHorse was me at my all time peak.”
Black Light District: Six Issues will drop October 12.