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Crime and Glitz Go Hand-in-Hand in BLUE ESTATE

Posted on August 20, 2014 by Jennifer de Guzman

12-issue series gets hardcover collection in September

The entirety of BLUE ESTATE, the sharply satirical crime Image Comics series created by Viktor Kalvachev and Kosta Yanev, is now being collected into a deluxe oversized hardcover edition in September. As dueling crime families battle in the glitziest and grittiest parts of Los Angeles, Rachel Maddox tries to disentangle her life from her abusive action-hero husband in this Eisner Award-nominated tale of desperate starlets, suspiciously macho actors, bungling mobsters, and hapless private dicks.

Kalvachev’s work on BLUE ESTATE garnered nominations for Best Cover Artist and Best Coloring Eisner Awards in 2012. His stunning painted covers and vivid coloring unite the work of a dozen artists — including Nathan Fox, Tomm Coker, Dave Johnson, Paul Maybury, and Marley Zarcone — whose different styles bring different moods and effects to his and Kosta Yanev’s over-the-top story (scripted with incisive wit by Andrew Osborne).

BLUE ESTATE will be in comic book stores on September 10 and in bookstores on September 23. In addition to collecting all twelve issues of the Image Comics series, it’s packed with bonus material, including Kalvachev’s character and location designs, and an exclusive making-of feature about the 2014 HESAW/Focus Home Interactive Blue Estate video game, released for the PlayStation 4 in 2014, featuring art and character designs.

For more information about all things BLUE ESTATE, visit www.blueestatecomic.com and www.blueestatethegame.com.

BLUE ESTATE: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL by Victor Kalvachev, Kosta Yanev, and Andrew Osborn; Toby Cypress, Nathan Fox, Robert Valley, Peter Nguyen, Tomm Coker, Rev. Dave Johnson, Andrew Robinson, Paul Maybury, Marley Zarcone, Andy Kuhn, Kieran, and Aleksi Briclot

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-138-4
  • Diamond Comic order code JUL140469
  • Hardbound, 288 pages, full color, $29.99
  • In comic book stores September 10, in bookstores September 23
  • Collects issues #1-12 of BLUE ESTATE
  • Rated MATURE
  • Retailers, librarians, and reviewers may request a PDF galley from Jennifer de Guzman, Director of Trade Book Sales, jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com

Praise for BLUE ESTATE:

Blue Estate takes the modern understanding of celebrity and culture to a level that graphic literature rarely sees. And it’s violent and funny.” –Michael D. Stewart, PopMatters

“A fun, humorous and fast-paced crime story with art direction that demonstrates that multiple artists isn’t something to be afraid of.”–Dean Stell, Weekly Comic Book Review

“...one of the most consistently excellent comics being published today.” –Kev Weldon, Comic Buzz

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