When you blend homage and comedy, the results sometimes aren't the best. There's enough there in the homage piece to make it recognizable as a tribute, but sometimes it falls short when blending in other aspects. Fortunately for readers, Kyle Starks' Sexcastle doesn't have that shortcoming. In this original graphic novel by Starks, the World’s Greatest Assassin has left the world of killing and moved to a small rural town—only to be pulled back into the field in the original graphic novel from Image Comics debuting on March 18, 2015.
"I was raised on '80s action movies, romanced by the genre: the big action, tough guy dialogue, ridiculous situations and fantastic villains,” said Starks. “I just wanted to make the best possible comic using that language and I'm excited to share it with as many people as I can.”
Sexcastle (ISBN: 978-1-63215-300-5) is an exciting and hilarious action romp in the style of classic '80s action films and in the vein of Grosse Pointe Blank. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JAN150621 and even has the attention of folks like Matt Fraction.
“Sexcastle is a perfect mix of homage and comedy, action and irony, loving tribute and hilarious send-up of the great, good, and ungodly-bad action movies of the ‘80s. I don’t remember the last time a debut book hit me this hard. Literally, this book punched me in the face. It’s THAT mean.” —Matt Fraction
Full press release below.