Friday, December 26, 2014

World's Greatest Assassin Pulled Out of Retirement


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.
THE WORLD’S GREATEST ASSASSIN IS ABOUT TO GET PULLED OUT OF RETIREMENT IN SEXCASTLE 

Early extended preview of the original graphic novel that Matt Fraction calls “a perfect mix of homage and comedy” revealed

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

In this original graphic novel by Kyle 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 SEXCASTLE—an original graphic novel from Image Comics on March 18, 2015. Image Comics is pleased to provide an early extended preview of the bookhere.

"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 will hit shelves March 18. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JAN150621.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
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