Media Release — In a future where coffee is illegal, Helena is a courier, delivering black market goods to anyone who can afford her services. From the white hot creative team of Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack, Fabian Rangel Jr (‘Namwolf) and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Mr. Higgins Comes Home with Mike Mignola) present a brand new vision of the future.
“I love coffee. I drink a lot of coffee, and I actually can’t write without it nowadays (as bad as that sounds),” says Rangel. “It is the fuel for the storytelling fire in my brain. When I read that article about coffee becoming scarce, my imagination automatically started wondering about a new prohibition era, and how wild it would be in a sci-fi world.”
Interpreting this vibrant, futuristic world is no small feat but Johnson-Cadwell was up to the task.
“The city, the characters, everything is buzzing with life,” said Johnson-Cadwell. “It’s like a giant amusement arcade/carnival/funfair, and noisy as hell. I wanted to get across the wild energy I got from Fabian’s writing. I wanted to make sure I got the excitement I felt reading his scripts onto each page. So much damn fun.”
When Rojo, a ruthless crime boss, asks Helena to assassinate his rival, the alien mobster known as White Demon, Helena finds herself in the middle of a gang war! To survive, Helena must use all of her skills, and seek help from her friends to stay ahead of her enemies!
Helena Crash: Fueled by Coffee will collect the debut four-issue series. It is now available for pre-order and will go on sale this December everywhere. Those who can’t wait until then to get their fix can pick it up in specialty comic shops this Wednesday, November 29.
Helena Crash: Fueled by Coffee
6-5/8″ x 10-3/16″, 112pp., $15.99
Available December 19, 2017
About Fabian Rangel Jr
Fabian Rangel Jr is a coffee addicted comic book writer based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. He’s the writer/co-creator of Doc Unknown (Dark Horse Comics), Space Riders (Black Mask Studios), Helena Crash (IDW), ‘Namwolf (Albatross), Tarantula (Adhouse Books) and Blood Brothers: Hermanos de Sangre (Two Headed Press). He’s also worked on such properties as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, and Lucha Underground. He’s currently writing Samurai Jack for IDW.
About Warwick Johnson-Cadwell
Warwick Johnson- Cadwell has been drawing as long as he can remember, enthusiastically digesting comics and transposing James Bond, spaghetti westerns and Hammer Horror movies onto paper. This drawing persisted, taking him through an Illustration degree and on to work in Publishing with work for The Guardian and The Times newspapers. Animation Design for several projects in commercial or features studios including Aardman Animation’s Pirates! His comic work has featured in Nelson (2011) Lovecraft Anthology 2 (2012) Sold State Tank Girl (2013) and many “Small Press” titles including Dangeritis (2014) with Robert Ball. He also skippers boats on the South coast of England. His most recent project is Samurai Jack, with Fabian Rangel Jr.
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