Friday, April 22, 2016

Alpha King Gets Drunk


3 Floyds is what many would consider to be a cult microbrewery. Their founder and brewmaster Nick Floyd is planning to capitalize on that status by teaming up with Brian Azzarello, Simon Bisley, Ryan Brown and Jared K. Fletcher on Alpha King. Featuring the insanity created by 3 Floyds—from their bottle washers to head brewers—this all-new series is a heavy metal mad mash-up through a futuristic medieval apocalypse. Zombies? Check. Barbarian hordes? Check. An Arctic Panzer Wolf? Sure, why not?

“This book is what happens when beer and comics conceive on a barstool,” said Azzarello. “I’m a proud poppa.”

Alpha King is set a long time ago in a town far, far away (Hammond, Indiana), where Brewer and CiCi are producing a home-brew so distinct that it attracts the attention of a monstrous king and his horrid minions from another dimension. Swords are unsheathed, lines are crossed and sieges are laid for the rise of the Alpha King.

Alpha King #1 (color / 20 pages / $3.99) is on tap in comic book stores and digitally on Wednesday, May 4th. Full press release below.
One thing that legendary cult microbrewery 3 Floyds is consistently is “not normal,” and in celebration of this originality, pub-crawling creators, acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Before Watchmen: Rorschach, Wonder Woman, Joker) and artist Simon Bisley (Hellblazer, Lobo) have teamed up with 3 Floyds founder and brewmaster Nick Floyd along with colorist Ryan Brown and letterer Jared K. Fletcher to delve into the twisted mythos behind the brand in ALPHA KING.



“This book is what happens when beer and comics conceive on a barstool,” said Azzarello. “I’m a proud poppa.”



ALPHA KING is set a long time ago in a town far, far away (Hammond, Indiana), where Brewer and CiCi are producing a home-brew so distinct that it attracts the attention of a monstrous king and his horrid minions from another dimension. Swords are unsheathed, lines are crossed and sieges are laid for the rise of the Alpha King.



Featuring the insanity created by 3 Floyds—from their bottle washers to head brewers—this all-new series is a heavy metal mad mash-up through a futuristic medieval apocalypse. Zombies? Check. Barbarian hordes? Check. An Arctic Panzer Wolf? Sure, why not?



As any beer geek can tell you, 3 Floyds brews some of the best and instantaneously memorable beers available. Azzarello and Bisley bring their vision to the strange and wild characters created by 3 Floyds… guaranteed to be a hardcore epic that is “not normal” from the first page to the blood-and-beer-soaked conclusion.



ALPHA KING #1 (color / 20 pages / $3.99) is on tap in comic book stores and digitally on Wednesday, May 4th.




ABOUT 3 FLOYDS

3 Floyds is a craft brewery and pub based in Munster, Indiana that was founded in 1996 by brothers Nick and Simon and their father Mike Floyd. They produce almost twenty beers, all of which have colorful names like Zombie Dust, Apocalypse Cow, Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker, Arctic Panzer Wolf, and -- yes -- Alpha King. Dark Lord is one of the most sought after brews and is only available once a year on “Dark Lord Day.” http://www.3floyds.com/



EVENT

Saturday, April 30th

Dark Lord Day Festival

3 Floyds Brewery grounds

Munster, Indiana

10am-10pm CTL

Azzarello and Bisley will be signing ALPHA KING #1.

More info here: http://darklordday.com



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 www.imagecomics.com.

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