December 31, 1969

Image Comics Collects Mobsters, Strippers and Mayhem in Blue Estate Vol. 1

CA – 10 August 2011 – BLUE ESTATE takes place on the mean streets of
Los Angeles, where an alcoholic hit man and a desperate starlet dodge
Russian mobsters, Italian gangsters, ninjas, hippies and the L.A.P.D. in
a scheme to steal millions from a psychotic action movie hero.

September, Image Comics will proudly present the first collection of
BLUE ESTATE, written by Viktor Kalvachev (PHERONE, DMZ, The Incredibles)
and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Andrew Osborne with artwork from a
variety of artists, including Viktor Kalvachev, Nathan Fox (Fluorecent
Black, Invincible Iron Man, Pigeons From Hell), Toby Cypress (RODD
RACER, Batman/Nightwing) and Robert Valley (Massive Swerve, Gorillaz,
Tron TV series).

ESTATE deals with a low-rent private eye trying (and failing) to escape
the long shadow of his respected cop father. But a chance encounter
with a B-list action star drags the wannabe gumshoe into a world of
strippers, mobsters… and the wildest (and only!) case of his career! See
who lives, who dies, and who gets the Tiger Blood knocked outta them in
the first four issues of the fast, funny smash hit new crime series
from Image Comics.

BLUE ESTATE has already garnered rave attention from retailers, reviewers and fans:

â“BLUE ESTATE takes the best of Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino but remains unabashedly original.†- USA Today

ESTATE is a slice of absurd depravity that’ll tickle your ribs, but
probably with a loaded weapon.†4 out of 5 stars - Comic Book Resources

â“For those that enjoy a good pulp-filled crime story with a healthy dose of pop culture humor…†- IGN

â“BLUE ESTATE contains everything you could want in an exciting story.â” - Comic Vine

â“In summation – BLUE ESTATE: buy it, read it, love it, cherish it.†10 out of 10 - Comic Buzz

â“One of the best new series this year!†- PopMatters

very cool, hip and fun entry in into the detective/crime/mob genre with
very stylish art. Worth a read!†- Weekly Comic Book Review

â“All in all, BLUE ESTATE delivers the B-12 shot of energy the comic book industry needs every now and again.†- The Outhouse

ESTATE, VOL. 1 TP will also feature several never-before-seen extras,
including a special â“Making of a Page†chapter, a “Creating a Character”
section of sketches and development phases for key characters, a clay
sculpture character gallery and a special introduction from Blue
Estate’s very own star, Bruce Maddox!

ESTATE, VOL. 1 TP, a 120-page full color paperback, will be on sale in
stores September 14th for $12.99 and is available to order in the July
2011 edition of Diamond Previews (JUL110455, ISBN: 978-1-60706-429-9).
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