Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Choker #1 & upcoming signing!

Today from writer Ben McCool and artist Ben Templesmith, sees the arrival of Choker, their new horror / crime noir series for Image Comics. Anyone who's followed the art and writing of Ben Templesmith on titles such as Welcome To Hoxford, 30 Days Of Niight, Fell, and Gloom Lake, knows that they're in for a great, crazy visual madness and mood ride as only Templesmith can deliver. Choker is the first big series for new writer Ben McCool and this story plays very well to artist Ben Templesmith's strengths.

At the heart of Choker is a mystery about a biotech crime with some escaped psychopaths throw into the mix (this takes place in th future, but the tone of the book is more crime / horror than science fiction) and the first issue moves at a great pace and does exactly what a first issue should - make you want to come back for the next issue!

Alternate Reality Comics (and me, Ralph) is excited to be part of the signing tour by the Choker creative team of Ben McCool and Ben Templesmith, which is happening Thursday, March 18th from 5-7pm. I'm glad to be part of the launching for Choker and helping to introduce it to people who like their crime fiction with a nice big helping of horror. More details by early next week, but please mark your calendars for what's sure to be a fun time!

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