Media Release — Radical Publishing is proud to announce that the first printing of FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1, from writer David Hine (Spider-Man: Noir, Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum) and illustrator Roy Allan Martinez (Son of M), has sold out at the distributor level prior to its release in the direct market.
Shipping with two covers, one by John Bolton and the other by Clint Langley, fans looking forward to purchase FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 are encouraged to contact their local comic store and reserve their copy prior to release. Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. FVZA is the most recent Radical title to implement the initiative of “Bigger Books! Bigger Value!” with 64 pages for a $4.99 price point. Radical is still reviewing whether to offer a second printing based on incoming reorders.
Based on the popular website FVZA.org, created by Richard S. Dargan, FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency 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.
“We’re thrilled at the response to FVZA and the continued support of the fans and retailers,” said Radical President and Publisher Barry Levine. “David’s work is absolutely top-notch and we couldn’t be happier with the story he has crafted. With FVZA, we continue to bring the level of quality that fans find synonymous with the Radical brand.”
Fans who may be unable to find a copy at their local comic store will also have a chance to win a free copy of FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 by entering the “Are You Infected?” contest sponsored by Radical and EerieTube.com. Three winners will take home a copy of the sold-out issue along with other amazing prizes by submitting a photo of themselves as the infected undead by October 31st. More details can be found at www.EerieTube.com/contest.html.
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 entrepreneur 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 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.