Monkeybrain Comics and IDW Publishing bring revenge old west style
Joining the growing collection of titles from IDW and Monkeybrain comes the ruthless Western saga, Skybreaker! Like the other Monkeybrain releases from IDW, this is the first time the series will be released in print!
Digitally released in 2013 by Monkeybrain, Skybreaker, created by Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters) and newcomer Drew Zucker, examines the gritty world of the American west in the most tumultuous of times. Torn between two allegiances Skybreaker is caught in the middle of a rising tide of bloodshed. Betrayed and left for dead, he searches for retribution in the hostile wastelands of the Wild West.
“They always say to write the book you want to read. Skybreaker is that book, all the way,” says co-creator Moreci. “There’s such a lack of straight-up Westerns, and Drew and I set out to make something that we hope would make Leone himself happy.”
“This book is the culmination of a lot of hard work from a lot of different people, but I hope that more than anything it shows that the Western is alive, kicking, and doesn’t always need a twist, just some really great characters telling a really good story,” says co-creator Zucker.
The partnership between IDW and Monkeybrain Inc. has brought five acclaimed digital titles to print so far including Edison Rex, Amelia Cola, Artful Daggers, Mask of the Red Panda and Red Light Properties. Each, a unique story with a distinct style; Monkeybrain’s digital offerings have provided something for everyone, and they continue to be made available in print, from IDW Publishing! Look for Skybreaker this April.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.