This Summer, Devil’s Due will release This Off Beat Town: Vol. 1, a collected edition of the up and coming writer/artist Jake Smith’s four-issue miniseries.
This Off Beat Town is a science fiction action comic taking place in the Hong Kong-esque dystopian city Nero. A city full of aliens, robots, and its lead protagonist, a genetically engineered talking chimp named Felix, who also happens to be a freelance mercenary.
“I am so stoked to have This Off Beat Town coming out through Devil’s Due!” said Jake Smith. “I couldn’t think of a better publisher for this book! I’ve been dying to get it into comic shops so everyone can enjoy it.”
“Jake Smith is a talent to keep your eyes on, and I’m excited that he’s brought his passion project to our line”, said Devil’s Due Commander-in-Chief Josh Blaylock. “I hope this is the beginning of much more to come.”
This June, Smith also lends his talents to Blaylock’s own series Mercy Sparx, in a limited edition variant cover illustration for issue #13, also available through Devil’s Due Comics.