Media Release — Just wanted to let you know that I’ve got a new graphic coming out in July, a sci-fi/espionage book called DUPLICATE from Kickstart Comics, with art by Andy MacDonald (Terminator, NYC Mech) and colors by Nick Filardi (GROUNDED, HAZED and pretty much everything else I’ve ever done). I think it’s one of the best looking books I’ve ever had the privilege of working on. (you can check some of the pages out in an interview I did here: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/decoy-kickstart-mark-sable-110907.html)
Hopefully the story is pretty cool too:
DUPLICATE is the story of a seemingly average guy who learns he’s a robot. But not just any robot – a robot replica for Agent Zekiel Dax, the world’s deadliest secret agent.
Unlike, say, the Life Model Decoys that S.H.I.E.L.D. uses, Zekiel’s Duplicate wasn’t created to be used in the field or fake his death. The Duplicate was designed to safeguard Agent Dax’s family and otherwise provide cover while he’s off saving the world.
When agent Dax is captured, The Duplicate is forced to rescue him…only to learn that the spy he was created to replace is a reckless, gambling, womanizing gun for hire. When the “family” the Duplicate was programmed to protect is put in jeopardy, this unlikely pair has to team up to save them.
If DUPLICATE sound familiar, that’s because it was originally going to come out December under the title “DECOY”. The good news is that it’s being re-solicited in May Previews, and will be the first Kickstart book printed as a full sized graphic novel rather than a digest-sized OGN. But the price will remain the same – $8.99 for 88 pages…a bargain in this era of 20 page books for $3.99.
While the book doesn’t come out until July, I’m asking that you please pre-order it by or call your local comic shop (if you don’t know yours, either click here http://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575 or call 1-800-COMIC-BOOK). Just give them Diamond pre-order code MAY121187.
I know it’s a lot to ask you to commit to buying a book in advance, but if my last few books have been any indication, I’m worried that the book will sell out and you won’t be able to get a copy if you don’t.
Speaking of sold out books, for those of you waiting for the fourth and final issue of GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES, Paul Azaceta’s art is completely done and is in the process of being colored and lettered. The book should be out in June.
For updates on these and other comics, check out marksable.com.
Thanks to all of you for your patience and support.