SOLICITATIONS: 12-Gauge Comics

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12-Gauge Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in August 2012.

THE RIDE: SOUTHERN GOTHIC #1 (of 2)

Writers: Ron Marz, Nathan Edmondson, Jody LeHeup

Artist Names: Rick Leonardi, Paul Azaceta, David Lapham, Dexter Vines

Cover Artist: Andrew Robinson

Price: 5.99

48 pages

You’ve been asking for it and now it’s time—one of the most talked about anthologies of the past decade is back! THE RIDE takes no prisoners in the return of the series Entertainment Weekly calls “…BALLS-TO-THE-WALL PULP STORYTELLING!”

Featuring a line-up of creators that is literally a who’s-who of legendary talent, fans of crime and action books will not be disappointed. Join Rick Leonardi (UNCANNY X-MEN), David Lapham (STRAY BULLETS), Ron Marz (GREEN LANTERN), Nathan Edmondson (WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?), Paul Azaceta (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and more! With fast cars, hot babes, and a healthy serving of the Dixie-Mafia, you simply can’t miss THE RIDE: SOUTHERN GOTHIC!

ANTI #2 (of 4)

Writer: Peter Calloway

Artist Name: Daniel Hillyard

Cover Artist: Brian Stelfreeze

Price: $3.99

24 Pages

Following the successful FCBD launch of ANTI, issue #2 of Gale Anne Hurd’s (THE WALKING DEAD, TERMINATOR, ALIENS) action-series continues. Zachary is an expert at running from his past, but the future is his biggest problem now—even if he doesn’t know it yet. While his new powers continue to manifest, demon-hunter Jordan has no choice but to form an alliance with Zachary, or risk certain death. And while their relationship grows, questions about Charles Emmanuel and his ‘message’ continue to be asked. Writer Peter Calloway (GOTHAM CITY SIRENS) and hot new artist Daniel Hillyard’s blockbuster summer series continues here!

About the Publisher

12-Gauge Comics was founded by Keven Gardner in 2004 and currently publishes some of the most successful and critically acclaimed independent comic books in the marketplace today. 12-Gauge members Jason Pearson, Brian Stelfreeze, Cully Hamner, and Doug Wagner are creating new and innovative multi-media concepts for the company, including Pearson’s run-away hit BODY BAGS and THE RIDE, which debuted as the top-selling black and white comic of the year in 2004. After solidifying its position as a force to be reckoned with by packaging THE O.C.T. (Occult Crimes Taskforce), an original comic book concept co-created and starring actress ROSARIO DAWSON. THE O.C.T. has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Access Hollywood,” and many other media outlets.

In 2009 12-Gauge began to firmly solidify its unique identity by publishing under its own banner (prior titles were through Image Comics), starting with the company’s first licensed property, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS: The Comic Series — which made a major splash. With all new stories by series creator/director TROY DUFFY, the comics have been selling-out and exposing the 12-Gauge brand to an all-new audience. 12-Gauge then moved into the untapped market of country music with superstar recording artist TRACE ADKINS. In LUKE MC BAIN, Adkins lends his likeness to a hard-as-nails character in an adventure story of revenge and redemption. Trace went on a wide publicity tour for the comics; highlights being a guest appearance on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and a feature story in “USA Today”. Critical praise has continued to follow the release of other new titles; 25 TO LIFE, a limited series that pushed the boundaries of the traditional law enforcement procedural, the high-concept series MAGUS, R.P.M. from NYT #1 Bestselling author MICK FOLEY, the action-franchise ICE, and the gritty crime drama LOOSE ENDS. For more information, please visit www.12gaugecomics.com or email info@12gaugecomics.com.

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