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Berkeley, CA – 17 November 2011 – Brand Seifert and Lukas Ketner's WITCH DOCTOR miniseries was one of the best-received original miniseries of 2011 – but they're not stopping there! In fact, in addition to the upcoming WITCH DOCTOR: THE RESUSCITATION one-shot, the exploits of Seifert and Kettner's Dr. Vincent Morrow is getting the trade paperback treatment courtesy of Image Comics and Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint!
The WITCH DOCTOR, VOL. 1: UNDER THE KNIFE TP will include the first four issues of the fan-favorite WITCH DOCTOR series, plus zero issue originally publishing as a flip-book with THE WALKING DEAD #85, and an introduction from Robert Kirkman.
"We hoped people would enjoy WITCH DOCTOR — but Lukas and I weren't prepared for just how well it's gone over!" said Seifert. "We've gotten a massive amount of love from readers, and a whole lot of praise from retailers and the press. It's very humbling how much people like our weird little medical horror comic!"
"I'm really excited to have the past year's haul in one volume!" added Ketner. "I'm nothing short of honored to have so many enjoying our series. I hope our readers enjoy this collection as much as I enjoyed drawing it. The response has made it worth the effort a thousand times over."
Here's what reviewers (and Warren Ellis!) are saying about WITCH DOCTOR:
"[WITCH DOCTOR] is mental." — Warren Ellis (writer of Transmetropolitan and Planetary)
"A superbly smart and riveting medical thriller" — Fangoria
"Kirkman made a very wise choice in selecting WITCH DOCTOR as the first original book from his Skybound imprint." — Newsarama
"Top stuff. Super clever/humorous in the way I like and the art is really top notch. Basically, I'm jealous. Bastards!" — Ben Templesmith (artist of 30 Days of Night and Fell)
"Eminently entertaining" — io9
The WITCH DOCTOR, the sardonic Dr. Morrow, is looking for a vaccine... for the apocalypse! In his quest to understand the biology of the supernatural, he faces vampires, demonic possession, faeries and more!
WITCH DOCTOR, VOL. 1: UNDER THE KNIFE TP (OCT110522, ISBN: 978-1-60706-441-1), a 112-page full-color medical horror trade paperback for $12.99, will be on sale in stores and digital platforms on December 14. WITCH DOCTOR: THE RESUSCITATION (OCT110447), a 32-page full-color one-shot for $2.99, will be on sale December 21.
ABOUT ROBERT KIRKMAN
Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. Following the grassroots success of the self-published BATTLE POPE (2000), Kirkman caught the eye of Image Comics founding partner Erik Larsen. After several short-term projects (SUERPATRIOT and TECHJACKET), he achieved superstar status in 2003 with INVINCIBLE and THE WALKING DEAD. During a subsequent stint at Marvel Comics, he gained many new fans with the haunting and hilarious Marvel Zombies. MTV translated Kirkman's INVINCIBLE into a motion comic -- one of the first in a growing industry trend. Kirkman's SKYBOUND imprint, under the Image Comics umbrella, is committed to fostering up-and-coming talent in the industry, and all acquisitions are hand-picked by Kirkman himself. Kirkman won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for THE WALKING DEAD. Kirkman is an Executive Producer/writer on AMC's hit series, "The Walking Dead," based upon his comics. The series is highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S. and was launched around the world simultaneously where it's become a success in 120 countries, translated into 33 languages and is in 250 million households. For more information about Skybound, visit www.skybound.com.
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.
Source: Press Release
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror