[ENGLISH] Devil’s Due tells us: The first issue of Devil’s Due’s new monster-packed, military action series Spooks sold out from Diamond a week after hitting comic book racks, and issue #4 added yet another huge creator to its ranks. « It’s hard getting a new idea out there into such a crowded field, and for the fans to get behind us is wonderful — when you spend years working on something you just hope people will enjoy it, and we’re absolutely delighted with the response so far, » said writer Ryan Schifrin. « It’s been a labor of love from the start, as I worked with Bob Salvatore and Larry Hama to take a spark of an idea and turn it to an epic. »
Spooks’ all-star writing staff of Schifrin (« Abominable »), Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine), and Salvatore (DemonWars) along with artist Adam Archer was enough to propel the first issue to sell-out status. Issue #4 will add big-name artist Drew Struzan to its credits.
Struzan, who is well known for his « Star Wars » and « Indiana Jones » posters graces the cover to Spooks’ climactic ending with brand new cover showcasing his legendary talents.
« Bob [Salvatore] – with his sons Geno and Bryan – gave the supernatural elements real depth, while Larry made the military response feel real, and kick serious butt, » Schifrin stated. « Together the creative team laid the groundwork for Spooks to be huge, and there’s much more to come – some of which you’ll see on the website
and in the collected edition. This first arc is only the beginning. »
About Devil’s Due Publishing:
After exploding on the comic book scene by igniting the « 80s retro
revival » in the industry, Devil’s Due quickly became one of the largest
and most popular comic book publishers in the United States. Today DDP’s
lineup is a diverse mix of original properties and licensed books
including Drafted, Lost Squad, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, G.I. Joe,
Storm Shadow, Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, DemonWars, Voltron, The Nye
Incidents, and the cult-favorite Hack/Slash, which is currently in
pre-production as a feature film for Rogue Pictures.
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