Berkeley-based independent comic book publisher Image Comics has announced a late-April release date for the first volume of Joshua Hale Fialkov and Kody Chamberlain’s nihilistic comedy Punks.
The trade will collect the first five issues of the series, and will retail for a slightly higher-than-normal price for that page count a $14.99. Most five-issue first volumes from image have retailed at $9.99, so it will be interesting to see how the market responds to the slightly higher tag.
Punks Volume 1 will be on comic book shelves April 28, 2015.
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PUNKS THE COMIC, VOL. 1 HITS THIS APRIL
The hilarious romp will be collected into trade paperback
“It’s nihilistic, but in a way that bears more resemblance to the punks in The Big Lebowski than A Clockwork Orange.” —ComicBook.com
“This has the humour and feel of a Young Ones episode, mixed with the Xeroxed aesthetics of a punk ‘zine and the animations of Terry Gilliam. It’s crazy stuff, crammed with knowing humour and a bazillion pop culture references… Punks: The Comic is heaps of fun.” —Rhymes with Geek
Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Bunker, The Life After, I, Vampire) and artist Kody Chamberlain (Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story, The Ride) come together for a hilarious, off-the-wall collection of stories that will have readers rolling in the aisles with PUNKS THE COMIC, VOL. 1, which collects the first five issues of the series.
In PUNKS THE COMIC, VOL. 1, Abe, Fist, Skull, and Dog live in a house, get into fights, murder gnomes, and punch each other in the nuts. A lot. Vomit out loud comedy guaranteed.
PUNKS THE COMIC, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-227-5) hits 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 JAN150650. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, March 23.
Further praise for PUNKS THE COMIC:
“Punks: The Comic relentlessly mocks itself and everything around it. It’s nihilistic, but in a way that bears more resemblance to the punks in The Big Lebowski than A Clockwork Orange. It puts on a face of apathy in order to mask the desires and concerns of its creators. Fialkov and Chamberlain have created a comic that doesn’t seem care, even when it has something worthwhile to impart.” —ComicBook.com
“A weirdly great comic.” —Unleash the Fanboy
“Despite being completely ridiculous and a lot of fun, Punks is, above all, smart. A triumphant and hilarious return.” —Coming Up Comics
“This is a bizarre but very amusing book.” —IGN
“The beauty of Punks is that it doesn’t take itself seriously. There’s a story called ‘Depression’ with a very quick reference to Morrissey, because of course there is. At one point, Abraham Lincoln straight-up tells the reader that the next story will be split in two just so that they have to buy the second issue, a hilarious nod to the way comics are traditionally formatted—and this one is clearly anything but. Image Comics has always been standing in front of the rest of the comic book industry shouting ‘Let creators do what they want and it’ll work out.’ Punks is an obvious testament to that.” —Newsarama