TURF #1 Sold Out!

A second printing of TURF #1 will be available with TURF #2 from Jonathan Ross, Tommy Lee Edwards, and Image Comics!

Berkeley, CA – 13 April 2010 – The first issue
of writer Jonathan Ross
and artist Tommy Lee
Edwards’ critically acclaimed miniseries is sold out at the
distributor level, and publisher Image Comics is rushing a second printing to
press.
 
"This is so cool!" Ross exclaims. "Hope everyone
who bought this debut issue is going to stick with us to the end because
we have some insane stuff planned for this book!"
 
"I am so proud of
the work that Jonathan and I have put into TURF and am really glad that
the first issue has been received so well," adds Edwards. "Doing a
second printing will hopefully ensure that our series gets into enough
readers’ hands and get them hooked, because the whole thing just gets
better and better with each following issue."
 
Image Publisher
Eric Stephenson says, "I’m ecstatic that the first issue of TURF has
sold out. Jonathan and Tommy have worked so hard on this book, and they
deserve all of the praise they’ve received for TURF."
 
TURF: New York,
1929. The height of prohibition. The cops turn a blind eye while the
mobs run the city, dealing in guns, girls and illegal liquor. But the
arrival of the mysterious Dragonmir Family from Eastern Europe with more
of a taste for blood then booze coincides with a series of brutal
attacks on the gangsters themselves. As the gangs fall before the fangs,
only a handful of mobsters survive. But an unlikely alliance formed
between tough guy Eddie Falco and a character from a LONG way from New York City — a long
way from Earth in fact — offers the humans a glimmer of hope. As the
strong willed young reporter Susie Dale from the Gotham Herald tries to
survive in the middle of the maelstrom and an ancient prophecy unfolds,
no one can guess who’s going to win the battle for this particular slice
of Turf.
 
TURF #1 Second Printing, a 32-page full color comic
book for $2.99, will be in stores May 19, 2010, the same day as TURF #2
(MAR100405).
 
Some praise for TURF #1:
 
"This is a
striking debut by Ross into comic book writing! …Ross and Edwards have
created such vibrant characters that they extend past any sort of
cliché that they might have otherwise been stuck in. "
–Comic
Book Resources
 
"TURF spins a great tale that mixes genres
perfectly."
–Major Spoilers
 
"Ross creates a
living, breathing world in which fantasy and reality blend together with
a true sense depth, and it acts as an anchor for all of the characters
and the actions that take place on the page… Don’t miss a truly
original piece."
–Multiversity Comics
 
"The story
suggests it’s ready to spring to weird life, which is a good thing for a
first issue to do. And perhaps most importantly, the issue took me a
lot longer to read than the typical five minutes it takes me to read a
comic these days…"
–IGN
 
"Edwards’ lines
make the NYC of TURF seem very real, it’s down and dirty, it’s corrupt,
but yet he also makes the more fantastical elements feel like they fit.
Vampires and Aliens, Edwards makes it all seem like one, very real
world."
–The Outhouse
 
"TURF is a hugely
impressive debut that, as unlikely as it sounds, may possibly mark the
entrance of a major new talent on the scene."
–Paradox Comics Group
 
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Tommy Lee Edwards and Jonathan Ross: Turf #1

Source: Press Release
Syndicated from The Outhouse – The Greatest Comic Book Website
Posted originally: 2010-04-14 00:04:30

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