It's very important that you're selective in the company you keep. This holds especially true when you're a man of such historic note as Abraham Lincoln. What would the people think if they found he was living in a house with characters named Dog, Skull and Fist? And their objective is to beat the crap out of one another. Image Comics has asked Joshua Hale Fialkov and Kody Chamberlain to answer that very question and more in Punks: The Comic #1.
"Returning to both the world of Punks and Image is like a warm, slimey sock,” said Fialkov, before pausing to rethink the comparison. “No. That's a terrible analogy. It's like a pungent pair of goiters. No. This isn't going well. Um... Getting to make new Punks for a whole new audience is a dream come true. And not one of those weird dreams with too much massaging."
“Exactly ten years ago, Josh and I took an obscure political figure named Abraham Lincoln and thrust him into the mainstream of American pop culture with the very first issue of Punks,” said Chamberlain. “As usual, Hollywood wanted a piece of this newly unearthed ‘hero’ and Abe quickly found himself immersed in a whirlwind of feature film projects and various promotional opportunities.”
Chamberlain continued, “Let me be absolutely clear, I don't think what Abe did could be considered 'selling out', in fact, I’m genuinely thrilled for the success and popularity he's found as a result of our well-made comics. Still, as a fan of his early work I couldn’t be more excited about this new attempt to revive his failed comic book career.”
Punks: The Comic #1 arrives in stores on October 8 for $3.99. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code AUG140539. A variant cover by Rob Guillory will also be available for pre-order with Diamond Code AUG140540. Full press release below.