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    RADICAL PUBLISHING SET TO DEBUT THEIR FIRST TITLES IN MAY, 2008

    February 25th, 2008, LOS ANGELES – Radical Publishing, publicized at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, has announced the release of Hercules #1 and Caliber #1, for May of 2008.

    In a bold move to introduce these premiere titles to the public, Hercules #1 and Caliber #1 will be offered in it’s first printing at the low price of $1 while being printed as a 32-page premium stock softbound prestige format package with cardstock covers.

    “We feel that once the comic buyer gets past buying a book from a brand new publisher and sees the high quality of writing, artistic work and production that Radical offers, that they will look to continue with the series and seek out our other titles,” stated Radical Publishing’s Publisher and Co-founder BARRY LEVINE. “We feel that the $1 price tag of Hercules #1 and Caliber #1 will spur people to make that initial leap.”

    Issues #2 and the rest of both miniseries will go on sale for $2.99, and both series continue monthly.

    Hercules (DCD# MAR083922), which reinvents the popular mythical story of the half man/half god warrior whose only solace lays in bloody battlefields, was visually created for Radical Publishing by the potent combination of JIM STERANKO, IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS and WETA WORKSHOP (King Kong, Lord of the Rings, and Chronicles of Narnia).

    JIM STERANKO has created the main cover for Hercules #1, as well as a special sketch incentive cover for issue #2, with an exclusive limited run.

    Hercules is written by STEVE MOORE, famous for his work in Warrior Magazine, 2000AD and his collaborations with ALAN MOORE (ABC comics and the novelization of the Wachowski brothers V for Vendetta adaptation).

    Interior art is being done by the awe-inspiring IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS, known for their work for companies such as DC COMICS, ELECTRONIC ARTS, TOP COW, CARTOON NETWORK, WIZKIDS and UPPER DECK.

    “This isn’t going to be anything like the popular television show of the 1990s. Expect this Hercules to be a dark and conflicted character, more in the epic vein of FRANK MILLER’S 300; a mixture of myth, legend and historical accuracy,” says LEVINE.

    Hercules will run as a 5 issue miniseries, each issue containing 32 pages.

    Caliber (DCD# MAR083921) is the unconventional telling of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as a Western set in the Pacific Northwest.

    With all of its great symbolism, magic and spirit of adventure, this tale is that of an engraved six-gun, given to Arthur by an Indian shaman and imbued with supernatural power to fire only by the one who will use its power for the right reasons.

    “This story doesn’t faithfully follow the Arthurian myth and it is such great fun to see how SAM takes twists and turns leading the reader down a meandering path of thwarted expectations and surprises,” says LEVINE, “The Magnificent Seven was never like this.”

    Caliber is created and written by SAM SARKAR, Director of Development at JOHNNY DEPP’s production company, Infinitum Nihil.

    Imaginary Friends Studios’ artists GARRIE GASTONNY and STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU have created fully-painted cover art for the miniseries, while Gastonny has continued with breathtaking, fully-painted interiors. Caliber will also run as a 5 issue, 32 page miniseries with issue #1 containing 31 pages of interior story, adding an even greater value for a $1 book.

    Hercules #1 and Caliber #1 are featured in the March 2008 Diamond Previews and will ship in May of this year. Hercules #1 has a Diamond code of MAR083922 and Caliber #1 has a Diamond code of MAR083921.





    About Radical Publishing
    Radical Publishing is founded by BARRY LEVINE (a producer on Rogue Pictures Blood on the Tracks, and executive producer for the in development Warner Brothers Rex Mundi movie, written by Jim Uhls (Jumper, Fight Club) and starring JOHNNY DEPP and Universal Picture’s R.I.P.D), his protégé JESSE BERGER, and longtime writer, illustrator, and publisher DAVID ELLIOTT (Atomeka Press and Tundra Publishing).

    Radical Publishing is set to bring the best in writing, storytelling and fully-painted cover and interior artwork to the global comic book market by prominent international talents such as YOSHITAKA AMANO, JOHN BOLTON, LUIS ROYO, JIM STERANKO, STEVE NILES, IAN EDGINTON, STEVE MOORE, SAM SARKAR, DAN ABNETT, STJEPAN SEJIC, DAVE WILKINS, STEVE PUGH, JAMES HEFFRON, NICK PERCIVAL, BRYAN EDWARD HILL, NELSON BLAKE, GLENN FABRY, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, WETA, IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS, and many more.

    http://www.radicalcomics.com


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    I will be pre-ordering both comics and some of your other titles to follow. Everything looks great so far. A nice website added with in the mix as well. Wishing you guys for the best in 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICK_D View Post
    I will be pre-ordering both comics and some of your other titles to follow. Everything looks great so far. A nice website added with in the mix as well. Wishing you guys for the best in 2008.
    Thanks very much Nick. For a new publisher, this really means a lot.
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    I'm definitely looking forward to "Hercules." That's a great looking Steranko cover.

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    Caliber has peaked my interest. I'll give it a shot when the first issue ships.
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    Caliber looks interesting.
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    What else has GARRIE GASTONNY painted/penciled ?
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    Great website indeed...with amazing cool comics and books!! Kudos!!

    One thing I miss is however how lengthy the projects are. HERC is 5 issues but the others?

    The art on all the cover
    The premise of all the solicitations

    ROCK!!!

    It comes across as quality work, dedicated projects....again: RESPECT!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DjMichael691 View Post
    What else has GARRIE GASTONNY painted/penciled ?
    do u mean his history as a penciller?
    from what i know is chisai,chakata,legend of isis and death kitty from fablewood comic

    this is link of his gallery

    http://thegerjoos.deviantart.com/
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    Well, quality always sells comics, escpecially for new publishers.... & it seems like that's what they've got. Gotta say I was impressed when I checked out their website.
    All the best to the Radical team!



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    Caliber is definitely filed under the "damn, I wish I would've thought of it first" category.

    I'm looking forward to checking it out.

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    Thanks DanL and DSNG. Quality is very important at Radical Publishing for all of our titles. It's early now, but reviews are starting to trickle in as we near our May 30th debut for Hercules and Caliber.

    Just in time for our FCBD book, Imaginary #1 on May 3rd.

    You've seen the site but also reviews and interviews will be linked on our blog page at http://radicalpublishing.blogspot.com
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    can't wait for my books get signed by ifs next month at radical & hercules launching at jakarta
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    I've been reading up on this for a while and really looking forward to these titles. I like the concepts for both. I think changing the view of Hercules will be very impressive. I think it could be done really well. I'm so glad its not gonna be like Kevin Sorbo's Hercules. I don't even want to hear about Xena.

    I have always loved the concept of King Arthur and I like the idea of the twist on the story. I hope it has a more mature kind of flavor to it.

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    This week both titles release.

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