December 31, 1969

Fialkov & Peeples Present The Last of the Greats

Berkeley, CA – 9 September 2011 – In less than a month, Joshua Hale Fialov, the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer of such critically acclaimed titles as DC’s New 52 hit I, Vampire, ECHOES, and Tumor, along with artist Brent Peeples (Grimm Fairy Tales), will begin to tell the story of the last of a race of super human beings that protected the Earth… until humankind turned against them, that is. The first issue of THE LAST OF THE GREATS will have no ads, no former story continuity to sort out, and no filler—just 32 pages of quality storytelling.

Fans of Fialkov’s other hit titles and new readers alike will surely be glad to discover this new series. In the tradition of alternate history epics like Irredeemable and Squadron Supreme, THE LAST OF THE GREATS combines adventure and action with dark humor. It’s the type of daring storytelling that Image Comics is known for.

The first issue has already been received well by reviewers, with AintItCoolNews saying, “I want to see more of this and, quite frankly, I think comics could use more of it,” while A Comic Book Blog stated, “THE LAST OF THE GREATS will not only ask thought-provoking questions, but provide thought-provoking answers as well… [Fialkov and Peeples] have something unique here; something uncommonly creative and incredibly entertaining in what is another in a long line of soon to be Image Comics Classics.”

“Brent and I have a grand story to tell, and we’re thrilled at the response so far, and I want to make sure that every reader out there gets a chance to see what we’re up to,” said Fialkov. “The last week of September, my first issue of DC’s I, Vampire premieres, and we made sure that when readers come back to their shops the next week asking for more of my work, the first issue of THE LAST OF THE GREATS will be there waiting for them.”

With the art for the first arc completed, Fialkov explained that he can also guarantee a new issue every month like clockwork: “I’ve done this long enough to know that retailers, readers, and creators are in this together, and we’re going to make damn sure to hold up our end of the bargain.”

THE LAST OF THE GREATS #3 (AUG110409), a 32-page full-color sci-fi superhero comic for $3.99, along with a Phil Hester variant cover (AUG110409), will be on sale in stores October 5. For more information, a full PDF of the series, and a very special retailer incentive, Fialkov invites retailers to contact him through Twitter @JoshFialkov or via email at