Only together can we survive in the GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES

by Jeff

APR110400 Only together can we survive in the GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRESMedia Release — Afghanistan. Marines face a never-ending onslaught of Taliban. But even hell can get worse. The dead are coming back to life in The Graveyard of Empires, and only together can both sides of the today’s conflict survive tomorrow’s undead assault.

That’s the log line for GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES, the new comic book series from myself and artist Paul Azaceta (Grounded, The Amazing Spider-Man), with colors by Matt Wilson and letters by Thomas Mauer.

It’s been getting some great reviews:

“I will waste no time in telling you that in Mark Sable’s few short years writing comics, he has topped all that came before by writing one of 2011’s best single issues from anyone.”Story 9/10 Art 9/10
-David O’Leary, from his ComicBuzz review of GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES #1 (out June 15th!).

Graveyard of Empires takes a cue from fellow Image creator Robert Kirkman’s massively successful franchise, The Walking Dead, using a character-driven approach over the typical shock-and-awe tactics of most zombie fiction…Sable shows maturity and restraint, allowing himself and collaborator Paul Azaceta ample time to introduce their gritty, realistic setting and characters, before revealing the true conflict at the heart of their horror story. – Jason Wilkins, Broken Frontier (probably the first – and last – time I’ll be accused of “maturity” or “restraint”).

If you don’t believe me, here’s a link to some preview pages featuring Paul’s gorgeous art (interrupted by me answering interview questions) on MTV Geek http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/04/26/interview-mark-sable-and-paul-azaceta-bring-us-taliban-zombies-in-graveyard-of-empires/?xrs=share_twitter

The first issue will be released this Wednesday, June 15th, 2011.

To mark this occasion, Paul and I will be do two events in New York.

The main event is a signing at Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan TOMORROW NIGHT (Wednesday) from 6-8 PM. We’ll likely be getting drinks after at a place TBD. Paul will be doing sketches, and the only price for the event is that you purchase an issue of the comic. Hanley’s is located directly across from the Empire State Building. Here’s the address:

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St
New York, New York
TONIGHT- Tuesday the 14th, at 8PM, PAUL and I will be doing Comic Book Club: Live! Comic Book Club is a live weekly talk show about comic books, featuring the best creators and comedians around (and me).

The location for that is: The Peoples Improv Theater
123 east 24th st. (btw Park and Lex)
New York, New York
Tickets: $5
Online: ThePIT-NYC.com Phone: 1-800-838-3006 Questions? 212-563-7488

If you can’t make either event, I still hope you’ll check out GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES. I’ve never been more proud of a book I’ve worked on.

Thanks for your support support.

-Mark Sable

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