Image Comics’ newest superhero debut, JERSEY GODS, gains a new member of their creative pantheon as writer Glen Brunswick and illustrator Dan McDaid are joined by new permanent series cover artist, MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS’ Mike Allred!
“I consider Mike Allred to be one of the greatest artists currently working in comics today,” Brunswick said.Â “When Joe Keatinge told me that we had a shot at getting Mike to illustrate the cover to our first issue of JERSEY GODS I was really excited.Â The Jersey Turnpike racing cover that Mike turned in has become iconic – in one single image Mike was able to convey the entire essence of the series.Â Since then Mike has been gracious enough to do four more unbelievable covers for us.Â If you told me six months ago that Mike Allred was going to become our permanent JERSEY GODS cover artist, I’d have wondering which psych ward you just wandered out of.Â On the other hand, maybe I’m the one that’s crazy after all…and damn happy about it.Â Welcome aboard, Mike!”
Mike Allred takes over the regular cover reins full-time with issue six just after SAVAGE DRAGON’s Erik Larsen concludes the series of regular guest covers. However, the incentive covers will still continue with major talent such as KICK ASS’ John Romita Jr., SPAWN’s Whilce Portacio and an upcoming wraparound by BATTLING BOY’s Paul Pope. Fans excited for the change are encouraged to stop by Brunswick’s appearance on May 2nd during Free Comic Book Day at Concord, CA’s Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff. In addition to the full lineup of FCBD offerings, free copies of JERSEY GODS #1 will be given away alongside a coupon good for either a dollar off each issue of JERSEY GODS #2-5 or five dollars off the upcoming collection.
Allred added, “I’ve been a big fan from day one and now to be part of the team, even getting team t-shirts, is super cool!”
JERSEY GODS #4 (MAR092450), a 32-page full color comic book for $3.50, will be in stores May 6th, 2009. For more information on the Flying Colors Free Comic Book Day event with Glen Brunswick on May 2nd in Concord, CA please visit http://www.flyingcolorscomics.com.