After reading the press release (below), The Last Days of American Crime sounds like a really cool premise, and with Rick Remender telling the tale, it’s one worth checking out.
What if the U.S. government perfected a broadcast signal that could extinguish criminal thoughts? If you were a grifter with only 10 days before the signal went live, youâ€™d find the crime of the century that youâ€™d been planning suddenly transformed into the last crime in American historyâ€”if you can pull it off.
Radical Publishing is proud to announce its newest title for 2009, The Last Days of American Crime. Created and written by fan-favorite comics scribe Rick Remender, the series represents Radicalâ€™s first foray into the crime genre. Issue #1 hits the stands later this year, with illustrations by new breakout artist Greg Tocchini.
“The Last Days of American Crime is a story I’ve been itching to scratch for a few years now,â€ Remender says. â€œFans of my creator-owned books Fear Agent or XXXombies will be right at home with this one. And Greg Tocchini is a powerhouse, one of the best artists I’ve ever worked with, a true future superstar. Radical is a perfect home for the project, so I’m having a blast.”
Radical President and Publisher Barry Levine added, â€œAs a longtime fan of the crime genre, Iâ€™m really excited by this. Rick presented me a premise that is so full of suspense and great action that I jumped on board immediately. Besides an amazing story, Gregâ€™s art is just incredibleâ€”heâ€™s exactly the kind of great young artist that I love discovering for our books.â€
More details on The Last Days of American Crime will be revealed at Radical Publishingâ€™s New York Comic-Con panel on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 5:15 p.m. in Room 1A07.
Radical Publishing is founded by BARRY LEVINE (Producer for HERCULES, CALIBER, FREEDOM FORMULA and Executive Producer for the in-development REX MUNDI movie from Warner Bros., written by JIM UHLS and starring JOHNNY DEPP); his protege JESSE BERGER (Executive Producer for HERCULES, CALIBER and FREEDOM FORMULA); and longtime writer/publisher DAVID ELLIOTT (Atomeka Press and Tundra Publishing).
Winner of the Diamond Comics Distribution’s Gem Award for Best New Publisher of the Year, Radical brings the best writing, storytelling and fully painted cover and interior art to the global comic book market, from prominent international talents such as YOSHITAKA AMANO, JOHN BOLTON, LUIS ROYO, JIM STERANKO, STEVE PUGH, WARREN ELLIS, ARTHUR SUYDAM, STEVE NILES, MARKO DJURDJEVIC, IAN EDGINTON, DAVID HINE, RICK REMENDER, JOSEPH KOSINSKI, NICK PERCIVAL, STEVE MOORE, SAM SARKAR, STJEPAN SEJIC, DAVE WILKINS, TOMM COKER, CLAYTON CRAIN, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, NICK SAGAN, CLINT LANGLEY, NICK SIMMONS, PATRICK REILLY, WETA WORKSHOP, ZOMBIE STUDIOS and many more.
Radical Publishing currently has production deals with Universal Studios, Spyglass Entertainment, PETER BERG’s Film 44 and Radical Pictures for HERCULES; JOHN WOO’s Lion Rock Productions, JOHNNY DEPP’s Infinitum Nihil and Radical Pictures for CALIBER; and BRYAN SINGER’s Bad Hat Harry Productions and Radical Pictures for FREEDOM FORMULA.