SPREAD, VOL. 1 takes over this April

March 18, 2015

The hit sci-fi horror series will be collected into trade paperback

“If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, The Thing, or Dead Space you should absolutely be making sure to check this one out as you'll be in for a real treat!” —ScienceFiction.com

Bestselling creators Justin Jordan (Luther Strode) and artist Kyle Strahm come together for a contagious new sci-fi horror graphic novel in SPREAD, VOL. 1, which collects the first six issues of the ongoing series.

In SPREAD, the world is plagued by a mysterious and deadly red growth that threatens to engulf the world. The "spread" was first unleashed a decade prior when humans dug too deep into the Earth. It’s twisted and warped every living thing in its path and has remade the world in its own image. Now, one man with a tiny infant in tow must fight monsters, raiders, cannibals, and religious fanatics in order to survive and discover a way to eradicate The Spread.

"No is a genuine badass, but he’s spent ten years in this hellscape, where the Spread is a constant threat, other people are a constant threat, and no one if there’s even a world out there, and whether they’re going to help," said writer Jordan of his protagonist in an interview at Multiversity Comics. "So he’s got a lot of calluses, both physical and mental."

But when No finds and must protect the baby named Hope, he changes as he fights for more than just his own survival.

SPREAD, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-256-5) hits comic book store shelves on April 15, bookstores on April 28, and will be available for $14.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code DEC140691. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, March 23.

SPREAD, VOLUME: NO HOPE 1 by Justin Jordan and Kyle Strahm

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-256-5
  • Diamond Comic order code DEC140691
  • 160 pages, paperback, full color
  • $14.99
  • Collects SPREAD #1-6
  • Rated MATURE
  • In comic book stores April 15, bookstores April 28
  • Retailers, librarians, and reviewers may request a PDF galley from Jennifer de Guzman, Director of Trade Book Sales, jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com

Further praise for SPREAD:

Spread is not for the faint of heart, but it's a well-crafted thriller with tons of nightmare-inducing potential. It's utterly creepy, but has strong thematic undertones that elevate it and give the series a clear direction.” —Comic Vine

“Grabs you and doesn't let go.” —Comicosity

Spread combines the best aspects of Justin Jordan's most previous creator-owned works: the straightforward and taut storytelling skills on display in Dead Body Road and the ability to collaborate with a terrific artist to produce over-the-top and violent imagery, as he did on Luther Strode. Strahm's choreography elevates Spread to something greater than pure gore.” —Multiversity Comics

Spread is a truly scary book, a less than original premise told in a very original way. Justin Jordan ably sets the stage, coupled by the excellent art and colors from Kyle Strahm and Felipe Sobreiro. For a comic, it's pretty good—for a debut, it's amazing.” —IGN