Berkeley-based independent comic book publisher Image Comics has set a release date for the first volume of Justin Jordan and Kyle Strahm’s science-fiction horror series Spread.
The series has received widespread critical acclaim and has performed well at the distributor level, selling over 10,000 copies per month.
The trade will collect the first six issues of the series and will release just in time for readers to grab it and pick up the seventh issue, hitting shelves April 28, 2015.
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[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
SPREAD, VOL. 1 TAKES OVER THIS APRIL
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.
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.
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