With the recent success of Joshua Fialkov’s “ECHOES”, publishers Top Cow Productions, Minotaur Press, and Image Comics have announced their next partnered mini-series, “LAST MORTAL”. The series will go on sale May 18th, and be written by Top Cow’s own Filip Sablik (“THE DARKNESS II: CONFESSION”, “PILOT SEASON: ASSET”) with co-writer John Mahoney, and illustrations from fellow “PILOT SEASON” contributor Thomas Nachlik. Inside you can check out the official press release for the series, a 6 page preview, and a special teaser trailer created for the series by Joshua Boden. Read on for the skinny…
“BERKELEY, CA – 4 May 2011 – Fresh from the recent success of Joshua Hale Fialkov and and Rahsan Ekedal’s critically acclaimed ECHOES, Minotaur Press has once again paired up with Top Cow Productions and Image Comics to bring readers a gritty new four issue miniseries. LAST MORTAL, a noir revenge story with a supernatural twist by writer and Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik (THE DARKNESS II: CONFESSION, PILOT SEASON: ASSET) and writer John Mahoney with artist Thomas Nachlik (PILOT SEASON: FOREVER), will be in stores soon.
LAST MORTAL tells the tale of Alec King, a born loser who could never succeed at anything. When Alec’s best friend and partner in crime’s latest get rich quick scheme leaves their operation forever altered, he is left at rock bottom. Will he find a way to break his pattern of continued failure and reach a better day?
Top Cow Publisher and writer Filip Sablik said, “I’m incredibly excited and proud to see this series released as a creator. Alec’s story is one that my co-creator John and I have been working on for roughly fifteen years. The combination of a grounded street level revenge story and the more supernatural, personal journey Alec undergoes has a unique, wide appeal held together brilliantly by Thomas Nachlik’s striking, bold art.”
“Last Mortal is a book that is near and dear to Filip and my hearts and is a story we have been writing in one form or another for most of our lives,” added Mahoney. “The street level pulp setting for this four issue miniseries asks the question: What can a man accomplish with a second chance when that opportunity is forced upon him against his will?”
Nachlik spoke of his collaboration with the two co-creators on LAST MORTAL: “Filip Sablik and John Mahoney – a dream team of writers – after working on this script for so many years had a clear vision of their concepts but were open to new ideas at the same time. That’s the perfect combination for every sequential artist working on such a complex and unique story concept.”
Readers who want to meet the creators while picking up the first issue of LAST MORTAL should make sure to visit Collector’s Paradise in Canoga Park, CA on Saturday, May 21st. The store will be hosting a LAST MORTAL book release party from 7 PM to 10 PM. There will be a signing with co-creators John Mahoney and Filip Sablik, an art show of Thomas Nachlik’s original work from the first issue, a live DJ and free drinks. And to top it off, Sablik will be getting a tattoo live at the event of the ouroboros symbol that is seen on the covers! For more information about the event, visit http://comicsandcards.net.”
“LAST MORTAL #1″ a 32-page black and white supernatural noir comic book priced at $3.99 will be available on May 18. ECHOES HC, collecting the entire 5 issue series as well as a ton of extras including sketches, script pages, process pieces and more, will be available in stores on June 22nd for $19.99.”