It’s a Radical Week for Releases

Official Press Release

Radical dropped seven (yes seven) new comics on us all coming out this week.  Below is what you can expect and many of them look very cool.  Expect reviews as we make our way through them over the next few days.

TIME BOMB #1 (1 of 3)

Creators and Writers JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JUSTIN GRAY

Artist PAUL GULACY

Colorist RAIN BEREDO

Cover Artist PAUL GULACY & RAIN BEREDO

Mature Readers

Price: $4.99

Page Count: 56

Format: Full Color

From Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (Jonah Hex), with interior illustrations from multi-award winning industry veteran Paul Gulacy!

When a hidden city is discovered beneath the streets of Berlin, Hitler’s ultimate doomsday weapon – an Omega bomb designed to wipe out the human race – is accidently activated. Now, crews of specialists with state-of-the-art weapons and equipment must travel back in time to stop the bomb from going off. However, they soon discover that, rather than going back in time as intended, they’ve been sent back into the heart of Hitler’s Germany.

DRIVER FOR THE DEAD #1 (1 of 3)

Creator and Writer JOHN HEFFERNAN

Artist LEONARDO MANCO

Cover Artist LEONARDO MANCO

Mature Readers

Price: $4.99

Page Count: 56

Format: Full Color

Radical introduces a new supernatural horror set in the heart of Louisiana, from John Heffernan and illustrator Leonardo Manco (Hellblazer).

Alabaster Graves is a driver for the dead. As a veteran of funeral homes, mortuaries, and coroners’ offices across the Deep South, Graves chauffeurs hundreds of bodies to their final resting places. But now, Alabaster must cover the distance from Shreveport to New Orleans to retrieve the remains of Mose Freeman, renown voodoo priest, with Freeman’s sultry granddaughter riding shotgun. What he doesn’t know is that he’s being pursued by a resurrectionist named Fallow – a necromancer who gets his power from stealing body parts… and for whom the corpse of Mose Freeman would be the ultimate prize.

HOTWIRE: DEEP CUT #1 (1 of 3)

Created by STEVE PUGH and WARREN ELLIS

Writer and Illustrator STEVE PUGH

Letterer STEVE PUGH

Cover Artist STEVE PUGH

Price: $3.50

Page Count: 32

Format: Full Color

Detective Exorcist Alice Hotwire is back! After the events of Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead, the city’s only supernatural investigator is taking some much needed R&R. But when a Blue Light from her colored past appears in front of her door, it sparks a series of events that lead Hotwire and Mobey across the city attempting to stop the results of a secret government project from turning the city into another living nightmare. With backup from Coroner Love and Metro Police, can Hotwire and Mobey save the day one more time? Join groundbreaking creator/writer/illustrator Steve Pugh for a glimpse into Alice Hotwire’s past and peer through a gateway into her future.

AFTER DARK #1 (1 of 3)

Creators ANTOINE FUQUA and WESLEY SNIPES

Writer PETER MILLIGAN

Artist JEFF NENTRUP

Additional Art by SARA BIDDLE

Cover Artist FRANCESCO “MATT” MATTINA

Mature Readers

Price: $4.99

Page Count: 56

Format: Full Color

From celebrated director Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Training Day), acclaimed actor Wesley Snipes (Blade) and award-winning writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Skreemer) comes the post-apocalyptic saga of After Dark!

Guided by an amoral drifter, a crew of jaded mercenaries must travel into the dark places of the ruined planet, and the even darker places of their own pasts, on a journey to find a woman who might just save the world. But maybe the world is past saving. And maybe the people who still inhabit that world aren’t worth saving. After Dark is a story of hidden demons and the passion for survival, set in a future that could very well be ours.

SHRAPNEL: HUBRIS #2 (2 of 3)

Creator MARK LONG & NICK SAGAN

Writer NICK SAGAN & CLINNETTE MINNIS

Artist CONCEPT ART HOUSE

Cover STEPHAN MARTINIERE

Price: $4.99

Page Count: 56

Format: Full Color

Consumed with advancing their War of Unity on multiple fronts, the Solar Alliance may be vulnerable to an audacious, high-risk assault on one of their most valued possessions.  So rests the hopes of oppressed Helots across the System as a plot against the oldest extraplanetary colony moves forward.  Once loyal marines now turned freedom fighters, Captain Narayan, Colonel Rossi and their troops have a golden chance to slow down the enemy war machine…but at what cost?

RADICAL PREMIERE: THE RISING

Creator and Writer E. MAX FRYE

Artist J.P. TARGETE

Cover Artist J.P. TARGETE

Price: $1.00

Page Count: 32

Format: Full Color

Creator/Writer E. Max Frye (HBO’s Band of Brothers) and artist J.P. Targete (illustrator for Pixar’s John Carter of Mars film adaptation) present a very special $1.00 introduction to launch the upcoming miniseries.

After years of war, economic chaos, and mankind, itself, teetering on the verge of thermonuclear extinction, an alien force invades the planet.  When a deadly virus is released, this militaristic empire massacres the world’s defense forces and most of the human population. The survivors are forced into slavery, helpless as they watch this new enemy plunder the remaining natural resources of Earth. Jarrett Jakes, chosen to fight and die as a gladiator, escapes from Zone R.X. 84 (formerly New York City) to lead a ragged band of guerrilla warriors in hopes of inspiring a downtrodden world to rise up against their alien oppressors.

RADICAL PREMIERE: RYDER ON THE STORM

Writer DAVID HINE

Artist WAYNE NICHOLS

Cover Artist FRANCESCO “MATT” MATTINA

Mature Readers

Price: $1.00

Page Count: 16, No ads.

Format: Full Color

From the team that brought you FVZA, a special $1.00 preview comic for the upcoming 3-issue, bi-monthly, miniseries, brimming with elements of H.P. Lovecraft, mixed into a noir mystery.

Ryder on the Storm follows Ryder, a private eye hired by the beautiful femme fatale Katrina Petruska to investigate the horrifically bizarre suicide of her lover, Michael Hudson. Ryder’s journey to solve the case and finish Hudson’s work leads him to discover a truth more sinister and terrifying than he could ever have imagined – daemons walk among us. Now, he must team up with the last daemon hunter, Charles Monk, to take down the cabal of ancient evil controlling the city while struggling to reconcile the dark side of his own nature.