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12-Gauge May 2012 Solicitations

Trace Adkins is LUKE MC BAIN

Writer: David Tischman
Artist: Kody Chamberlain
Cover: Brian Stelfreeze
$14.99
121 Pages

Country music superstar Trace Adkins is LUKE MC BAIN, a man who returns to his small Southern hometown after 14 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Luke’s brother, Paul, is running the McBain family business that controls the town. Paul’s made himself rich, but local shops have closed and jobs are gone; people are angry and scared.  And no one can do anything to stop it.  Except Luke, the only one who knows Paul’s secret.  Reunited with his beautiful ex-love, Callie, Luke McBain does what he’s always done–make the hard choices and fight for what’s right.  Even if it means he may go back to prison.  Starring an action hero who won’t stop until the job gets done, LUKE MC BAIN pits brother against brother for the soul of an American small town.

Trace Adkins has sold over 10 million albums.  He competed on Celebrity Apprentice.  You’ve seen him in The Lincoln Lawyer.  Now Trace Adkins is LUKE MC BAIN– an American hero for our times, in a story of right and wrong in the tradition of Billy Jack and Walking Tall.

THE BOONDOCK SAINTS, VOL. 1 Hardcover

Writers: Troy Duffy and J.B. Love
Artist Name: Guus Floor
Cover Artist: Eben Matthews
Price: $34.99
168 Pages

THE BOONDOCK SAINTS LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER includes 16-EXCLUSIVE pages of behind the scenes content not found in the soft cover version and has never been in stores!

Launching out of the wildly successful BOONDOCK SAINTS film franchise, this inaugural comic book collection chronicles the first story to take place outside of the cult-hit films. Written by BOONDOCK SAINTS creator/writer/director TROY DUFFY and comic scribe J.B. LOVE, the “In Nomine Patris” saga is the perfect companion to the films.

Discover the true story behind the original saint, Noah MacManus (IL DUCE), and his bloody war against New York’s 1960s Underground Crime world.

And what of the beloved MacManus Brothers? For the first time ever, Troy Duffy reveals some of what happened between the films, as well as the brother’s journey to uncover the full extent of their family’s legacy of violence, leaving a path of vengeance in their wake!

Including a foreword by Connor MacManus himself– actor SEAN PATRICK FLANERY– never-before-seen art, a cover gallery, all six comic issues, and more— Don’t miss it!

* Retailer note; this item may be allocated

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About the Publisher

12-Gauge Comics was founded by Keven Gardner in 2004 and currently publishes some of the most successful and critically acclaimed independent comic books in the marketplace today.  12-Gauge members Jason Pearson, Brian Stelfreeze, Cully Hamner, and Doug Wagner are creating new and innovative multi-media concepts for the company, including Pearson’s run-away hit BODY BAGS and THE RIDE, which debuted as the top-selling black and white comic of the year in 2004.  After solidifying its position as a force to be reckoned with by packaging THE O.C.T. (Occult Crimes Taskforce), an original comic book concept co-created and starring actress ROSARIO DAWSON. THE O.C.T. has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Access Hollywood,” and many other media outlets.

In 2009 12-Gauge began to firmly solidify its unique identity by publishing under its own banner (prior titles were through Image Comics), starting with the company’s first licensed property, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS: The Comic Series — which made a major splash. With all new stories by series creator/director TROY DUFFY, the comics have been selling-out and exposing the 12-Gauge brand to an all-new audience. 12-Gauge then moved into the untapped market of country music with superstar recording artist TRACE ADKINS. In LUKE MC BAIN, Adkins lends his likeness to a hard-as-nails character in an adventure story of revenge and redemption. Trace went on a wide publicity tour for the comics; highlights being a guest appearance on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and a feature story in “USA Today”. Critical praise has continued to follow the release of other new titles; 25 TO LIFE, a limited series that pushed the boundaries of the traditional law enforcement procedural, the high-concept series MAGUS,  R.P.M. from NYT #1 Bestselling author MICK FOLEY, the action-franchise ICE, and the gritty crime drama LOOSE ENDS. For more information, please visit www.12gaugecomics.com or email info@12gaugecomics.com.

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Author:Brett Schenker

Brett is a political consultant who resides in Arlington, VA. He grew up in Cleveland, OH and Buffalo, NY and attended the University at Buffalo, majoring in Political Science. Since then Brett has made his mark on politics working in various positions such as a Legislative Staffer for the Erie County Legislature, Special Assistant for Senator John Kerry, as the Database Administrator for Forward Together PAC, Deputy Internet Director for Chris Dodd for President, and Internet/Database Director for Virginians for Brian Moran, and Email Deliverability Czar for Salsa Labs. In 2007 Brett formed 5B Consulting providing his expertise on database solutions, new media and email strategy. He's a long time geek, reading comics since he was a child and learning to spell his name on an Atari 800. When he's not working, he's reading comics, playing video games and relaxing with a nice cup of tea. You can follow him on Twitter @bhschenker

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