Friday, May 13, 2016

Lady Killer Continues in August


Dark Horse is a big fan of Lady Killer, the best-selling series by Joëlle Jones. The series was a hit and the publisher is more than happy to oblige its fans by announcing Lady Killer 2, due in stores August 3. Lady Killer 2 features Jones resuming her role as writer, artis, and cover illustrator, with colors by Michelle Madsen. And to celebrate Dark Horse Comics’ thirtieth anniversary, artists Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio are producing a special variant cover for issue #1.

The killer housewife is back! The Schuller family has moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where life carries on as usual. Josie continues to juggle Tupperware parties, her kids, and a few human heads. However, when someone from her past tails her on a hit, she may be in for more than she bargained for.

Lady Killer 2 #1 (of 5) is in stores August 3, 2016. Full press release below.

Joëlle Jones Continues Eisner Award Nominated Series “Lady Killer” In August!


WHERE 1960S POP MEETS THE DARK UNDERBELLY OF SUBURBIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR— After its original announcement at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Dark Horse Comics is happy to confirm the release of Lady Killer 2, the long-anticipated sequel to Joëlle Jones’s best-selling series Lady Killer.

The killer housewife is back! The Schuller family has moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where life carries on as usual. Josie continues to juggle Tupperware parties, her kids, and a few human heads. However, when someone from her past tails her on a hit, she may be in for more than she bargained for.
Lady Killer 2 features Jones resuming her role as writer, artist, and cover illustrator, with colors by Dark Horse veteran Michelle Madsen. And to celebrate Dark Horse Comics’ thirtieth anniversary, artists Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio are producing a special variant cover for issue #1.

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2016 recently nominated Lady Killer for Best Limited Series and Joëlle Jones for Best Penciller/Inker and Best Cover Artist.
Lady Killer 2 #1 (of 5) is in stores August 3, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop!

Praise for Lady Killer:

Lady Killer is worth its weight in gold for the art alone, but the enigmatic Josie Schuller is the real appeal.”—Newsarama

“A level of violence that can only be described as Mad Men’s Betty Draper meets Dexter.”—Comic Book Resources

Also Available
Lady Killer Volume 1
MAY150093 | $17.99 | 978-1-61655-757-7

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About Joëlle Jones 
Joëlle Jones is a comic book artist living in California.  She is best known for her work on Helheim, and the follow up Brides of Helheim the supernatural Viking thriller series written by Cullen Bunn and published by Oni Press.  Currently she is co-writing and drawing a new original series called Lady Killer published by Dark Horse. She has worked on various projects with the New York Times, Graphic Universe, Vertigo, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and ONI press.
About Michelle Madsen
Michelle Madsen is a colorist whose work has appeared with Dark Horse, DC, and Image Comics.  She is best known for Criminal Macabre: Cal MacDonald, Angel and Faith, X, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fear Agent, and The Last Christmas.
About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.
Media Contact:
Aub Driver, aubd@darkhorse.com

Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio (30th Anniversary Variant Cover)


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