Get Your First Taste Of ‘Turf’ In ‘The Walking Dead’ #70
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 9:10 pm
If you want to see Jonathan Ross‘ and Tommy Lee Edwards‘ Turf, you’re going to have to pick up The Walking Dead #70.
Next week Robert Kirkman‘s zombie masterpiece-in-the-making will feature a full-color preview of radio personality Jonathan Ross’ and Marvel 1985‘s Tommy Lee Edwards’ all-new, four-issue miniseries, Turf.
Set in Prohibition-era New York, Turf offers a twist on the hard boiled crime thriller, adds vampires and aliens to the traditional mix of booze, broads, and bullets as it chronicles the eruption of a vengeful gang war between booze-smuggling mobsters and the blood thirsty Dragonmir family. As an ancient prophecy unfolds amidst the maelstrom of violence, the entire city is engulfed by the brutal conflict and the only glimmer of hope is an unlikely alliance between tough guy Eddie Falco and a stranger from another world.
Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson is behind the new series:
“Jonathan and Tommy have really created something special with Turf and we’re anxious for people to get a look at their work. Robert has been very generous with the back pages of The Walking Dead in the past, so we’re thrilled he’s agreed to lend his support again, not only by allowing us to preview Turf in the latest issue, but to do so in color.”
Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman adds:
“Every since Jonathan and Tommy started talking to Image about Turf, I knew I wanted to put whatever support I could behind the launch and seeing the final pages certainly didn’t disappoint. Turf represents exactly what I look for in comics: original work by top talent, completely different than anything else on the stands. Turf is a must-read for every Walking Dead fan.”
Walking Dead #70 (DEC090416), a 32-page black and white comic book with a full-color Turf #1 preview, goes on sale February 24. Turf #1 (FEB100322), a 32-page full-color comic book with a cover price of $2.99, is available for order in the February issue of Previews and will go on sale April 7.