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Excitement for this new series will SPREAD

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Kat Salazar

Justin Jordan (DEAD BODY ROAD, Luther Strode) and Kyle Strahm (HACK/SLASH, HAUNT) team up for a new science-fiction thriller, SPREAD, a horrifying story of inevitable death and slim hope. Enthusiasm for SPREAD will prove infectious and launch with a social media contest. Post the cover image of SPREAD #1 with the caption “it’s spreading…” and tag @kstrahm and @Justin_Jordan on Twitter and/or Facebook with the hashtag #itsspreading for for a chance to cameo as an extra character in the book, plus other SPREAD swag. Winners will be revealed on the day of release, July 9.  

Ten years ago, humanity dug too deep and unleashed something ancient that couldn’t be controlled. Something that couldn’t be stopped, twisting everything it touched into more of itself. The Spread. Humanity was nearly destroyed before finding a way to slow the Spread to a crawl. Now, deep inside the quarantined zone, one man has found what might be the key to stopping it forever: a baby girl. And if he can save her, he might save the world. 
 
“It’s Lone Wolf and Cub in a world where John Carpenter’s The Thing ate North America,” said Jordan. “Sean Shields, mostly called ‘No’ in the book—because he’s taciturn enough that it’s most of his dialogue—is one of the survivors. No is ‘Spread-immune,’ unable to be converted by the Spread biomass, and this means he can get closer to the Spread to scavenge useful bits of what used to be civilization—but not without danger. "
 
The Spread itself is comprised of more than just its threat for virulence the creatures that lurk and thrive within it are equally nefarious. "I've designed piles of crazy organisms that form the Spread ecosystem. [Colorist] Felipe Sobreiro and I have crafted a look for these things that we're very proud of,” said Strahm. “From tiny scavengers to massive predators, every creature has a spot on the food chain and looks pretty cool occupying that spot. The organisms least equipped to survive in the Spread are human beings. Gross things happen when they get too close."
 
SPREAD #1 arrives in stores on 7/9 and is available for $3.50.
 
SPREAD can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code MAY140579.

Comments

Liftgate — 4/16/14 @ 1:18pm

I was fortunate enough to find out about this series via comicsheatingup.net. The teaser that was released a few months ago is amazing. Justin has a writing style with this series that allows you to discover more behind the story the second time you read it. How can you beat a comic that has great reread value.

Liftgate — 4/16/14 @ 1:23pm

Over the past few years I have read a ton of comic series. I feel I’ve developed an excellent sense of what’s a great book and what isn’t. This is one worth reading, that I can promise you. What’s great about my opinion, is that I have nothing to gain from saying so. I just want to see new and seasoned readers alike enjoy a great read without having to search through the sea of new books that come out every month.  Totally worth the $3.50!

Marc74 — 4/16/14 @ 1:40pm

why no preview pics? should always show a bit more

kerious — 7/14/14 @ 7:21am

I have been recently getting back into comics, thanks to Sandman:Overture. I wanted to get into something else, so I searched for new comics. The cover of Spread caught my eye, so I went out to my local comic shop and bought it. I read it, re-read, and re-read it again. It’s SO good!!! I can’t wait for the second to come out. I have so many questions. I was about 12 when Image put out their first comics, and now , here I am again, 35 and just as excited (=

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