BENAROYA AND IMAGE TAKE AIM WITH MARKSMEN
Image Comics Collects The 6-Issue Sci-Fi Miniseries
Image Comics is proud to announce the May release of MARKSMEN VOL. 1 TP, written by David Baxter, illustrated by Javier Aranda (Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ghosts) and Garry Leach (Judge Dredd, Marvelman), co-created and edited by Dave Elliott and produced by Benaroya Publishing. MARKSMEN VOL. 1 TP collects issues #1-6 of the sold out miniseries and will include a never-before-seen 4-page illustrated introduction to the world of MARKSMEN, an epilogue from 5 time Hugo Award winning science fiction novelist Vernor Vinge and extras such as a gallery page of covers by acclaimed artist Tomm Coker (Daredevil:Noir, Undying Love).
Based on real life economic hardships, MARKSMEN takes place in dystopian world just one step removed from our own. After a massive recession, the United States government collapsed and a civil war erupted between the cities and states to keep any last resources to themselves. This destroyed our country’s infrastructure and most of its population…the Big Collapse.
Out of the ashes rose New San Diego, one a few cities that survived by cutting itself off from the outside world. Rebuilt by a group of top scientists and protected by the Navy Seals stationed at the Coronado Navel Base, NSD became a technological utopia. After sixty years war threatens to break out again when another state attempts to occupy the city, seizing their resources.Their only hope for survive rests with the ancestors of the Navy Seals who protect the city as… MARKSMEN.
Rave reviews for MARKSMEN include:
“9.0 out of 10” – Impulse Gamer
“The action is solid, and the story adds layers to the already interesting original concept as it progresses.“ – Geeks of Doom
“A home run.” – Comic Buzz
“David Baxter is mashing together two distinct genres – science fiction and westerns – and does a great job of blending them together.” – First Comic News
“Javier Aranda’s art with Garry Leach’s inks work well for this book. They do an excellent job in making the story move.” – My Comic Network
“The dialog is snappy, the action is poppin’, and things are looking grim all over.“ – Sequential Tart
“The characters are full of life and they will draw you into this story.” – Jazma Online
MARKSMEN VOL. 1 TP (JAN120525, ISBN: 978-1-60706-486-2)
, a 192-page full-color trade paperback, will be on sale in stores May 2nd, 2012
for $15.99 and is available to order in the January 2012 edition of Previews. For more information, please visitwww.benaroyapublishing.com