Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Image Comics Bringing Valentine to Print
Given a mysterious package by a dying general with orders to see it safely back to France, Valentine finds himself pursued through the snow by blood-eyed monsters who intent on stopping him. That's the history in Image Comics' Valentine.
"It's been an unbelievable amount of fun to write a cliffhangerrific supernatural thriller, with twist upon twist to keep readers on the edge of their seat," said de Campi.
"I grew up reading fantasy and sci-fi novels, and suddenly finding myself elbow-deep in the fantasy toybox has been a delight. I've really enjoyed grabbing the beloved tropes and expectations of the genre and both respecting them and twisting/subverting them at the same time. If you think this is a historical thriller, for example, you are so, so wrong. The book is a wild ride."
The work was originally published digitally through comiXology, RobotComics and Kindle. The print version will collect the first ten chapters of the work, with art by Christine Larsen and Tim Durning, a 42-page exclusive bonus story with art by Cassandra James and a painted cover by Steven Belledin. Valentine, Vol. 1: The Ice Death will be in stores on September 5 and is available for order now.
Full press release below.