Thursday, June 6, 2013

BOOM! Studios is Damned by Steven Grant and Mike Zeck

Being damned is certainly nothing to be taken lightly. In fact, the sentence is one that brings with it perpetual repetition of something seemingly meaningless in the grand scheme of things. What if being damned was actually a good thing though? There's got to be a positive to it in some way right? BOOM! Studios sure hopes so, as they're bringing back into print the classic Steven Grant and Mike Zeck original series Damned.

Damned was the last major collaboration between Mike Zeck and me," said Grant, "the final result of an investigation into the possibilities of crime comics that we’d begun with The Punisher mini-series and Return To Big Nothing,” explains Grant. “It’s very gratifying to have a publisher like Boom! respond so strongly to it, and very exciting to have it back in print for a new audience.”

When Mick Thorne is paroled and released from prison, the only thing on his mind is keeping a promise. But in keeping that promise to deliver a message to his dead cellmate's sister, he draws the attention of the local crime boss. This sharply designed collection of the classic noir in the vein of Richard Stark’s Parker novels includes the entire series plus a brand new foreword by Grant and character studies by Zeck.

Damned will arrive in stores on July 31st, 2013 and is available for order under Diamond order code MAY130950. The 144-page, full color soft cover collection retails for $16.99. Full press release below.
BOOM! STUDIOS AND STEVEN GRANT ARE DAMNED


 
   


June 5th, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - In July, BOOM! Studios will bring back into print the classic Steven Grant and Mike Zeck original series, DAMNED. This new collection will arrive in stores just ahead of the release of the 2 GUNS feature film on August 2nd, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

In a world of lies, honor can be murder...2 GUNS creator Steven Grant (3 GUNS, ROBOCOP: LAST STAND)  reunites with his artist from THE PUNISHER: CIRCLE OF BLOOD, Mike Zeck (THE PUNISHER, SECRET WARS), for a truly hard-hitting crime noir story that will knock you senseless!

“Damned was the last major collaboration between Mike Zeck and me, the final result of an investigation into the possibilities of crime comics that we’d begun with The Punisher mini-series and Return To Big Nothing,” explains Grant.  “It’s very gratifying to have a publisher like Boom! respond so strongly to it, and very exciting to have it back in print for a new audience.”

When Mick Thorne is paroled and released from prison, the only thing on his mind is keeping a promise. But in keeping that promise to deliver a message to his dead cellmate's sister, he draws the attention of the local crime boss. This sharply designed collection of the classic noir in the vein of Richard Stark’s PARKER novels includes the entire series plus a brand new foreword by Grant and character studies by Zeck.

DAMNED will arrive in stores on July 31st, 2013 and is available for order under Diamond order code MAY130950. The 144-page, full color soft cover collection retails for $16.99.

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning "Best Publisher" BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry's top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey's SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos' FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis' POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant's graphic novel 2 GUNS will be released as a feature film from Universal Pictures August 2nd, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!'s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz' PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network's ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel's HEROBEAR AND THE KID and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED.

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