IMAGE EXPO ANNOUNCEMENT: THE HUMANS—join us on one wild ride
Posted on July 23, 2014 by Kat Salazar
THE HUMANS—JOIN US ON ONE WILD RIDE
A new ongoing series that follows the ape-biker-gang you don’t want to mess with
From fan-favorite writer Keenan Marshall Keller (Galactic Breakdown, Drippy Bone Books) and artist Tom Neely (The Blot, Henry & Glenn Forever, Popeye) with colorist Kristina Collantes comes THE HUMANS, a high octane, no holds barred, ape-biker-gang chopper ride into '70s exploitation genre bliss headed your way from Image Comics in November 2014.
Apart, they are nothing… deemed by society as outcasts, misfits, losers, no good punks! But together, they are THE HUMANS! Follow Bobby, Johnny, and all The HUMANS as they fight and fly down the road to oblivion on a ride filled with chains, sex, leather, denim, hair, blood, bananas and chrome.
The prequel issue for The HUMANS #0 introduces three members of The HUMANS gang: Marra, Mojo, and Karns, as they encounter member of a local rival gang, The SKABBS, trying to party on HUMANS turf. Chaotic violence ensues as the pages drip with 100% Ape-Biker Exploitation at its finest, including a mind-melting full color acid-banana freak-out pin-up by the future series colorist Kristina Collantes. The issue will be available for purchase and autographs at the Image booth during Preview Night at San Diego Comic Con.
"The HUMANS are here to f*ck shit up and have some fun and so am I!” said Keller. “I can't f*ckin' wait to melt peoples brains with this shit! HUMANS FOR LIFE!”
“This is the comic book I never knew I was born to draw,” added Neely.
"I am grateful for this opportunity to paint an architecture of blood and bananas," said Collantes.
“Every so often, someone pitches a book that just sounds too crazy to be true, and I mean that in the best way possible,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Chew was one of those books. Sex Criminals was another one. Everything about The Humans seems completely nuts, and I think that’s why people are going to love it!”
THE HUMANS is a long and twisted ride through biker gang warfare, drug running, corrupt cops, semi-truck hijackings, Vietnam flashbacks, Skin Fights (homosapien cockfighting), major ultra-violence, a strip club called The Forbidden Zone, and bloody vengeance... Coming to Image Comics in November 2014.