Media Release — Radical Publishing is proud and excited to announce the October 2009 debut of its newest miniseries FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency written by popular comic writer David Hine (Civil War: X-Men, Spider-Man Noir).
“Hine has the unique ability to take familiar horrors and turn them into new terrors. FVZA is David Hine at his best. Prepare for a bloody fun ride.” Steve Niles
Based off of the popular website, FVZA.org, created by Richard S. Dargan, FVZA chronicles a world where a deadly disease, representing a new threat of global terrorism, transforms innocent victims into Zombies and a long dormant government task force is called into action: The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency. Throughout history, from the Civil War to World War II, the FVZA protected humanity from the blood-sucking and flesh-eating hordes — until a cure was discovered that sent the undead to their graves. When a new incurable strain of the virus ravages a small town in America, Agent Landra Pecos must call upon her lethal skills to eradicate the threat. But as Landra delves deeper into her investigation of the undead menace, she uncovers shocking secrets that will forever change her family, her world and her life.
“FVZA is a cutting edge reinterpretation of American history and Radical is excited to bring it to life,” said Radical Publishing President and Publisher Barry Levine. “David Hine is just a phenomenal writer who is taking a fresh mythology to new heights. Longtime fans of the website as well as new readers won’t be disappointed with David’s amazing take on the FVZA.”
The three-issue miniseries will be the next title in Radical Publishing’s new 64-page, bookshelf format, with a low $4.99 price point. Also featured in issue #1 is a special preview of The Last Days of American Crime by Rick Remender (Punisher, Fear Agent) Radical’s next bookshelf title, on sale December 2009.
You can view a 5 page preview of FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 from the Diamond Comics’ Previews World site in the link below.
FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 appears in the August 2009 issue of Diamond Previews with covers from both John Bolton (DCD# AUG091034) and Clint Langley (DCD# AUG091035). FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 is 64-page prestige comic for only $4.99.
About Radical Publishing
Radical Publishing is founded by Barry Levine (producer for Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula, Shrapnel, Abattoir, Oblivion and executive producer for the in-development Rex Mundi movie for Warner Bros., written by Jim Uhls and starring Johnny Depp) and his protégé Jesse Berger (executive producer for Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula, Shrapnel, Abattoir and Oblivion).
For their quality and excellence in 2008, retailers voted Radical Publishing the Gem Award for “Best New Publisher of the Year” from Diamond Comic Distributors. Radical brings the best writing, storytelling and fully painted cover and interior art to the global comic book market, from prominent international talents such as Yoshitaka Amano, John Bolton, Luis Royo, Jim Steranko, Steve Pugh, Warren Ellis, Arthur Suydam, Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Flint Dille, Marko Djurdjevic, Ian Edginton, David Hine, Rick Remender, Joseph Kosinski, Nick Percival, Steve Moore, Sam Sarkar, Stjepan Sejic, Dave Wilkins, Tomm Coker, Clayton Crain, Bill Sienkiewicz, Nick Sagan, Clint Langley, Nick Simmons, Patrick Reilly, Weta Workshop, Zombie Studios and many more.
Radical Publishing currently has production deals with Universal Studios, Spyglass Entertainment, Peter Berg’s Film 44 and Radical Pictures for Hercules; Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and Radical Pictures for Caliber; and New Regency, Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions and Radical Pictures for Freedom Formula.