Media Release — San Diego, CA (May 19, 2009) – Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, writers of the hit series, Jonah Hex and Power Girl, are partner with IDW Publishing on a brand new, five-issue mini series. The Last Resort pays homage to 1970’s disaster films and grindhouse classics with non-stop adrenalin, courtesy of flesh-eating bio waste victims and a bevy of sexy broads. Get a six-page sneak peak at IDWPublishing.com!
“Jimmy and Justin, besides being fun to work with, are two of the best high-concept guys in comics,” said IDW special projects editor, Scott Dunbier. “Their ideas are great and they know how to tell good stories.”
Issue #1 of The Last Resort features amazing cover art from Darwyn Cooke, the series regular cover artist, and Amanda Conner, who provides a lovely variant. The entire series will be beautifully illustrated by Giancarlo Caracuzzo, who captures each gruesome moment and voluptuous figure with painstaking attention to detail.
Jimmy Palmiotti commented, “The Last Resort is just what I want after months of super hero comics. I want my comics: R-rated; I want my sexy broads topless and I want our characters to be regular Joes that will just about do any atrocious thing to stay live. The great thing about working with IDW is that, unlike most companies, they let us write whatever we want, and we went nuts with this book.”
“The Last Resort is a mash up of all the genres that Jimmy and I love: the disaster flick, the monster movie, survival horror and the idea that people are more messed up than we’d like to admit,” said Justin Gray. “The fact that all of this is set in what would be paradise makes it all the most entertaining. We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel, sorry about that, but we are trying to entertain the equally sick-minded.”
The Last Resort will be available in stores in July 2009. Diamond Previews catalog #MAY09 0921.
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; Hasbro’s The Transformers, and the BBC’s Doctor Who. IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children’s book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.