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Blood and Roses: Top Comics Creators Praise SEXCASTLE

February 20, 2015

March graphic novel explores punching, kicking, and more punching

SEXCASTLE by Kyle Starks is uniting some of comics’ top authors and artists in their praise of the the raucous graphic novel. SEXCASTLE follows Shane Sexcastle, an assassin whose dream to find spiritual fulfillment as the best damned florist the world ever saw is derailed by all the killing in the world that needs to be done.

Sexcastle is a perfect mix of homage and comedy, action and irony, loving tribute and hilarious send-up of the great, good, and ungodly-bad action movies of the ‘80s. I don’t remember the last time a debut book hit me this hard. Literally, this book punched me in the face. It’s THAT mean.” –Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, ODY-C, SATELLITE SAM)

"Roadhouse is, of course, the greatest movie known to mankind. Sexcastle is what Roadhouse wishes it could be. Shane Sexcastle was born mean, but he's trying to be a better man. Mostly through murder. Occasionally sex. But mostly murder. Read Sexcastle or SHANE WILL KNOW" –Justin Jordan (LUTHOR STRODE, SPREAD, Green Lantern: New Guardians)

Sexcastle just elbowed me in the face with the greatest hits of 80's ass-kicking. Be prepared to laugh out loud and rock out (You're gonna want to blast some sweet jams while you read it.).” –Mike Norton (REVIVAL, Battle Pug)

“I can assure you that Sexcastle lives up to all the badassery that you would expect from a book called ‘Sexcastle'. I will warn you though, if you are looking for a book about castles having sex, you will be greatly disappointed.” –Ryan Browne (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS)

“Pure unfiltered machismo.” –Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS)

SEXCASTLE will be in comic book stores on March 18 and in bookstores on March 31. A 31-page preview is available to download here. Pre-order now at your local comics shop, bookstore, or online.

SEXCASTLE by Kyle Starks

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-300-5
  • Diamond Comic order code JAN150621
  • 208 pages, paperback, black and white
  • $15.99
  • Rated Mature
  • In comic book stores March 18, bookstores March 31
  • Retailers, librarians, and reviewers may request a PDF galley from Jennifer de Guzman, Director of Trade Book Sales,jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com