Radical Publishing sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in March 2010.
RADICAL: BIGGER BOOKS! BIGGER VALUE!
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
Creators ANTOINE FUQUA AND WESLEY SNIPES
Writer PETER MILLIGAN
Artist JEFF NENTRUP
Creators and Writers JIMMY PALMIOTTI and JUSTIN GRAY
Artists PAUL GULACY
DRIVER FOR THE DEAD
Creator and Writer JOHN HEFFERNAN
Creator and Writer E. MAX FRYE
Artist J.P. TARGETE
32 pages, FC
Winner of the Diamond Comic Distributors Gem Award for â€œBest New Publisher,â€ Radical Publishingâ€™s philosophy is to shake up the comic industry with exciting stories complemented by breathtaking illustrations. For Free Comic Book Day 2010, fans can read the first 8 pages of 4 incredible titles that will showcase Radicalâ€™s innovative â€œBigger Books! Bigger Value!â€ format.Â Wesley Snipes (Blade) and award winning director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) join acclaimed writer Peter Milligan (Skreemers, X-Statix) and artist Jeff Nentrup to create the science fiction saga After Dark; Next, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, the team behind Jonah Hex, deliver a trapped-in-time adventure set to explode with Time Bomb, featuring illustrations from award-winning comic legend Paul Gulacy (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight); Driver for the Dead will keep your heart racing with a tale of action, horror and voodoo from Snakes on a Plane scribe John Heffernan; Finally, Radical presentsÂ Spartacus for the future world, The Rising, from creator/writer E. Max Frye (HBOâ€™s Band of Brothers) and artist J.P. Targete (illustrator for Pixarâ€™s John Carter of Mars film adaptation).
March 2010 Solicitations
Creator and Writer NICK SIMMONS
Penciler NICK SIMMONS
Inker MATT DALTON
Colorist BRIAN BUCCELLATO and DAMI DIGITAL
Assistant artists NAM KIM, BEN HARVEY & SHI HUA WONG of STUDIO IL
Letterer ROB STEEN
Price: $19.95 (C: $21.99)
Page Count: 168
Format: Hardcover, Full Color
From Nick Simmons, star of A&Eâ€™s GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS, comes a revolutionary new take on the undead.
Mot is a boy who cannot die.
Riddle him with bullets, burn him at the stake, douse him with napalm, hang him from the gallowsâ€¦still, he will walk away.
Forever haunted by a mysterious doppelganger that no one else can see, Mot has wandered the world for centuries, searching for meaning and, perhaps, an end to his endless life.
He is a Revenantâ€”an immortal, ageless creature that has existed since time immemorial. Their origins are a mysteryâ€”they have been worshipped as gods, feared as monsters, and scorned as devils. But they have always been there, living in plain sight, in the bright altars and dark corners of every ancient civilization since the beginning of humanity. There has never been a force on this earth that has been able to give them the death that Mot, secretly, seeks.
Until now.Â Now, something is different. Now they are being hunted.
A shadow organization known only as Sanctum has discovered a way to kill the Revenants, and is carrying out a secret genocide that spans the globe. Mot, his protÃ©gÃ© Connor, and the rest of the Revenants now must decide how to ensure their place at the top of the food chain.
Mot finds himself smack in the middle of an escalating war between mortals and immortals, neither of which he identifies with. Will he choose a side? Or will he be labeled a traitor, and be hunted down not only by humans, but by creatures as invulnerable and merciless as he is?
Nick Simmonsâ€™ breakout American Manga title reveals a world that challenges even the imagination, planting its tongue firmly in cheek, then biting it off…And swallowing it.
This hardcover trade collects the three-issue miniseries containing an in-depth interview with creator/artist Nick Simmons, previously unseen concept art from Nick Simmons and a spotlight gallery of artwork from Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8).
64 pages, FC for only $4.99!
The amazing conclusion to multi-Eisner nominated writer Ian Edgintonâ€™s retelling of the classic Arabian fable! With Aysa, the Djinn of the Ring, Aladdin seeks help from the Queen of Sheba, sorceress and ex-wife of the evil sorcerer Qassim. As Aladdin learns the secrets of his Aramaspi ancestors and their ability to rewrite the world through the power of the Dreaming Jewel â€“ a vast diamond cleaved with nine million facets â€“ Qassim draws closer and closer to victory and armageddon. It all comes down to this: the battle in the lost kingdom of the Aramaspi between Aysa, the fabled Djinn of the Ring, and her husband Rhaz, the all-powerful Djinn of the Lamp. Can Aladdin and Sinbad brave the secrets and perils of the Aramaspi lineage to rescue Princess Soraya and save the world?
Featuring covers by Luis Royo (Heavy Metal), Clint Langley (SlÃ¡ine) and a special 1:10 incentive cover from Clayton Crain (X-Force).
Price: $14.95 (C $17.99)
Page Count: 176
Format: TPB, Full Color
From visionary writer Sam Sarkar comes a stunning reinvention of the Arthurian legend where the knights of the Round Table ride the Old Pacific Northwest, where lawlessness runs rampant and only a mystical six-shooter, forged from the metal of the legendary Excalibur, can balance the scales of justice. With Caliber in hand and posse at his side, Arthur must fulfill his destiny as the Lawbringer to defeat the unjust and restore order to his homeland. Included with the 5 issue miniseries are character renderings and a cover gallery of works from Luis Royo, Tomm Coker, Dave Wilkins, Stanley â€œArtgermâ€ Lau, and more. Soon to be adapted as a major motion picture from Johnny Deppâ€™s Infinitum Nihil production company!