Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Guy Fawkes Remembers the Comics of November


Seeing as how today is the Fifth of November, it's only right to remember the gunpowder, treason and plot. It's also the day when Eco Comics introduces Guy Fawkes as a comic book character in celebration of Bonfire Night. The character will make his debut in the brand new series Englishman prior to getting his own title, written by Chris Bunting.

Bunting explains: "The predictable approach for a writer in today's climate would be to portray Guy Fawkes as a terrorist. He is as complicated as he is extreme. He's not a dastardly villain twirling his moustache, but nor is he a hero in the traditional sense - even though he may consider himself to be. What Guy has in mind is a plot of epic proportions. Which for an expert in explosives can only spell big trouble."

Guy Fawkes has always been held as the public face of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. His effigy is still burned every year across England on Bonfire Night, Fifth of November to commemorate the failure of the plot. The character joins other famous faces at the award-winning 'green' publisher such as Robin Hood, Dick Turpin, Englishman, Dracula, Mr. T, Frankenstein and official mascot, the Green Man.

Full press release below.
GUY FAWKES EXPLODES INTO GRAPHIC NOVELS

To celebrate Bonfire Night, Eco Comics has announced that Guy Fawkes is joining its roster of comic books and graphic novel stars.

Guy Fawkes has always been held as the public face of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. His effigy is still burned every year across England on Bonfire Night, Fifth of November to commemorate the failure of the plot.

This legendary character, with almost unrivalled longevity, will make his comic book debut in the publisher's upcoming series, Englishman. He will then go on to star in his own title.

Writer Chris Bunting explains: "The predictable approach for a writer in today's climate would be to portray Guy Fawkes as a terrorist.

"He is as complicated as he is extreme. He's not a dastardly villain twirling his moustache, but nor is he a hero in the traditional sense - even though he may consider himself to be.

"What Guy has in mind is a plot of epic proportions. Which for an expert in explosives can only spell big trouble."

The character joins other famous faces at the award-winning 'green' publisher such as Robin Hood, Dick Turpin, Englishman, Dracula, Mr. T, Frankenstein, and official mascot, the Green Man.

Exclusive Guy Fawkes preview art is available on blog.mohawkmedia.co.uk and www.facebook.com/official.GuyFawkes


The launch date for the paperless comic book series, Englishman, featuring Guy Fawkes, is set to be announced soon.

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