Media Release — Writer Daniel Corey returns in March with more adventures of the nefarious Professor Moriarty, arch nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, in MORIARTY: THE LAZARUS TREE VOL 2 TP from Image Comics. Collecting issues #5 through #9 of the ongoing series, MORIARTY: THE LAZARUS TREE features artwork from Anthony Diecidue (Stan Lee’s TIME JUMPER) and comic book legend Mike Vosburg (HBO Tales from the Crypt), with colors by Perry Freeze and letters and design by Dave Lanphear.
Following the misdeeds of the original supervillain, it is 20 years after the death of Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty finds himself afflicted with unsettling visions. He sets sail for Burma in search of an old ally, but finds himself caught up in a city on the brink of revolt, a troublesome Imperial Policeman, and a secret that holds the key to his destiny.
Here’s what reviewers are saying about MORIARTY: THE LAZARUS TREE:
TOP TEN ONGOING COMICS OF 2011 – ComicBook.com
“To me, the book is what I imagine Kubrick’s take on Holmes lore might be…” – The Daily BLAM!
“Professor Moriarty is treated with the respect a villain of his caliber should be treated. Pick it up!” – Impulse Gamer
“It’s fast-paced, entertaining and extremely clever…” – Comiclist
“This comic is a lot of fun. It’s really easy to get caught up in the adventure of MORIARTY and Corey has crafted a villain of such diabolic proportions.” – Freakin Awesome Network
“…It’s an incredible adventure that’ll leave you begging for more by the time you reach the final panel.” TOP FIVE BOOKS OF 2011 – Mass Movement Magazine
MORIARTY: THE LAZARUS TREE, VOL. 2 TP, a 136-page full-color paperback, will be on sale in stores March 14th for $14.99 and is available to order in the January 2012 edition of Diamond Previews (JAN120526, ISBN: 978-1-60706-490-9). For more information, please visit www.professorjamesmoriarty.com and www.facebook.com/daniel.corey.
About Daniel Corey
Daniel Corey is a director, screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. He has authored screenplays, teleplays, stage plays, two comic series, and a novel.
About Anthony Diecidue
Anthony’s work includes principal art for Stan Lee and Walt Disney Home Entertainment’s digital motion comic series TIME JUMPER, MORTAL KOMBAT VS. DC COMICS for Midway Games, PROPHET with writer Daniel Corey at DangerKatt Creative Studio and MORIARTY with Daniel Corey for Image Comics.
About Mike Vosburg
Mike Vosburg has worked for Marvel and DC as well as drawing the entire run of cover inserts for the HBO Tales from the Crypt series, and winning an Emmy as a director on the HBO animated series Spawn. Most recently Mike has storyboarded The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Voyage of the Dawntreader and Journey to the Center of the Earth.
About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.