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Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, is thrilled to announce three new series at the Diamond Retailer Summit 2017 in Chicago, IL: DEAD OF WINTER, MADE MEN, and SPECTACLE.
DEAD OF WINTER is a new horror-comedy mini-series based on the smash hit tabletop board games by Plaid Hat Games. Featuring the talents of Eisner Award-nominated writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Gabo (The Life After, Elephantmen), and cover art illustrated by Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree (The Sixth Gun, The Damned), Dead of Winter arrives in comic shops this August. Fans and retailers can also look forward to a pretty freaking funny variant cover by Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead), as well.
In the pantheon of heroes, none are more lovable and loyal than everyone’s beloved good ol’ dog, Sparky. Surviving in the wintery apocalypse of the undead, this former TV star turned zombie killing machine just wants to make friends and be a good boy. As his fellow survivors scavenge for supplies in the frigid wasteland, will Sparky be able to protect his companions from threats both undead and not yet undead?
A hilarious mix of The Walking Dead and Airbud (no, really), the Dead of Winter comic series draws from the incredibly fun and diverse sandbox of characters from the hit board games, starring fan-favorite canine, Sparky the Stunt Dog.
Oni Press Senior Editor Charlie Chu gushes, “Plaid Hat’s Dead of Winter is one of my all-time favorite board games, with its sandbox of fun and diverse characters. Just like in the game, fall in love with Sparky all over again as he becomes a zombie murdering machine while keeping precious morale high.”
Get your fuel and food ready for the arrival of Dead of Winter #1 on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at local comic book shops and on ComiXology! Dead of Winter #1 will solicit in the June for August PREVIEWS catalog, in comic book shops on Wednesday, May 31. The final order cutoff for comic shop retailers is Monday, July 10.
MADE MEN is a new action dark-comedy mini-series written by New York Times best-selling author Paul Tobin (Bandette, I Was the Cat) and illustrated by Arjuna Susini (Mistry P.I., Shikari Force: Hunters) with colors by Gonzalo Duarte (Big Trouble in Little China, Brik), arriving in comic shops this September.
After an ambush leaves Detroit Special Ops Officer Jutte Shelley left for dead (and the rest of her squad DEFINITELY dead), she decides to go into the family business. You see, Jutte’s actually a Frankenstein, and thanks to her ancestors’ various experiments, she has the ability and the know-how to bring people back from the dead. So that’s exactly what she does with her squad: brings them back to life (using some non-human parts in the process) so they can get revenge on those who had the audacity to try and kill them.
Made Men #1 arrives in comic book shops and on ComiXology on Wednesday, September 6, 2017! Made Men #1 will solicit in the July for September PREVIEWS catalog, in comic book shops on Wednesday, June 28. The final order cutoff for comic shop retailers is Monday, August 14.
SPECTACLE is a three-volume YA graphic novel series about a supernatural murder mystery by Megan Rose Gedris. Pragmatic engineer Anna works as a psychic in the Samson Brothers Circus, but she doesn’t believe in anything supernatural… until her twin sister Kat is murdered and comes back as a very demanding ghost. Sharing a room with her sister was hard, but now they’re sharing a body while trying to identify the killer. But how can you solve a mystery when everyone around has their own shady secrets?
Oni Press is also excited to reveal the official box art illustrated by creator Bryan Lee O’Malley for Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game, an innovative deck-building game by Keith Baker and Renegade Game Studios.
Create your perfect life with Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game available for purchase in hobby stores and comic book shops Summer 2017. This deck-building game will have an MSRP of $45, is designed for 2-6 players to enjoy in 45-60 min. per game, and will captivate gamers ages 13 and up.