Fresh violent action-comedy series Assassin Nation, coming in 2019

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Two-time Eisner Award winner Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) and Eisner-nominated writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Sexcastle) team up for the gut-busting, mega-violent action-comedy Assassin Nation this March from Image/Skybound.

See the 4-page preview below!

“I’m so excited for this book,” said Henderson. “Kyle and I have been wanting to work together for as long as we’ve been friends. It’s great to finally make that happen. There aren’t a lot of comics with Kyle’s action and comedy sensibilities, so it’s just been a blast. On top of that, it’s nice to work in other genres. My professional career has been largely all-ages media so it’s been REALLY fun to get some gore and explosions in there too. Assassin Nation is great fun but NOT for the whole family.”

The World’s (Former) Greatest Hitman has a hit out on him. What to do? Why, hire the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards, of course. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers will have to work together to keep the new crime boss safe, figure out who’s trying to off him, and also… survive.

“Since I got into the comics industry, I’ve wanted to do two things: one, work with my dear friend Erica Henderson; and two, write a book with 20 hitmen being hired to be bodyguards to the world’s former best assassin,” said Starks. “Truly, two things I love more than nearly anything: my friendship with Erica and a barrel full of trained killers set loose on a thrilling adventure ride of murder, mystery, and mayhem.

“I’m super excited about Assassin Nation,” he added. “Erica and I made a ton of great characters and put them through a really fun story. I mean, look, we are both action movie super fans, and getting to make something together has been a true joy that I think will be passed on to the readers. It’s going to be an adrenaline thrill ride of violence and jokes, and we can’t wait for people to get their hands on it.”

Assassin Nation #1 will be available on Wednesday, March 13th.  It will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms.

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New Comic Series Preview: RandomVeus: ODC #1

The UDON comic book publishers will release this January, RandomVeus: ODC, a five-issue new and original comic series from artist Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz (Street Fighter II Turbo, Overwatch), and written by Leonard Bermingham. Chamba, an UDON MVP and respected artist who worked with everyone from Marvel and Disney to DC and Capcom, brings his infectious energy and imagination to the RandomVeus Veuniverse.

One Dimensional Couriers (ODC), an interdimensional delivery service, must convey packages to every bizarre corner of the Veuniverse. Join bouffant-sporting Raimundo and his spunky sidekicks as they drive their demon-fueled convertible through flaming apes, ravenous sand-sharks, killer robot assassins and more!

RandomVeus: ODC #1 will different covers by Chamba and Adam Warren (Empowered, Gen13, Dirty Pair). All will be available on sale this January 2019. For more on Udon, follow them on Twitter at @UdonEnt.

Meanwhile, here is a 3-page preview and variant covers…

 

Upcoming Comic Series Preview: Errand Boys #1

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Image Comics recently unveiled its first look excerpt from the new series Errand Boys by D.J. Kirkbride and Nikos Koutsis, which will hit stores this October.

The initial story:

In the future, if you can’t find a decent job, you run errands—the dangerous, often illegal kind. In Errand Boys, readers met 30-year-old Jace Lopaz is a hard-worn scoundrel and a lifelong solo act—until he’s saddled with his 13-year-old half-brother Tawnk full-time. Now Jace has two mouths to feed while evading the law, running from aliens, and jumping off skyscrapers. The only thing weirder than the vastness of space is family.

Errand Boys #1 Cover A by Koutsis (above) with Cover B by Erik Larsen (below) will arrive in comic stores on Wednesday, October 3rd.