[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
June 24th, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – This July, BOOM! Studios is thrilled to have industry legend Brian Stelfreeze join the BOOM! family with Day Men, a unique reinterpretation of the vampire mythos.
Created by Matt Gagnon (Freelancers) and co-written by Michael Alan Nelson (DC’s Supergirl, Hexed), Day Men is a vampire noir that brings modern master Brian Stelfreeze back to drawing monthly comics for the first time since 2005!
“Brian Stelfreeze is a singular talent and we’re honored to be working with him on Day Men,” said BOOM!’s Editor-in-Chief, Matt Gagnon. “We’ve been building a world with this story that we can’t wait to share with readers. We’re describing the series as a Vampire Noir, and you’ll see what that looks like in July!”
For thousands of years, the world has been controlled by the 50 Families, a secret network of vampire covens engaged in a timeless struggle for power. But when the sun rises, the vampires are forced to employ the services of a human who acts as their daytime fixer and protector. Trained for centuries to be the mortal soldiers of their vampire employers, the Day Men go forth at sunrise, alone into the world, to do the bidding of their sleeping benefactors.
“Style, action, and sex all wrapped in a noir package,” said Stelfreeze. “This book is practically a thesis on the things I like to draw and the stories I love to tell.”
“Day Men #1” will arrive in stores on July 17th with a cover by Brian Stelfreeze and carries a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY130935. And don’t forget to ask your retailer about the Brian Stelfreeze “Night” Retailer Incentive cover, which will come signed by Gagnon, Nelson, and Stelfreeze.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk, Clive Barker’s Next Testament and Hellraiser, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’s Fairy Quest, Planet of the Apes, Max Bemis’s Polarity and Mark Waid’s Irredeemable. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns will be released as a feature film from Universal Pictures August 2, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, Jim Davis’s Garfield, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and Regular Show, Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning Snarked.