Fans favorite creator Josh Howard begins an all-new saga and sequel to the popular DEAD@17 series with BLASPHEMY THRONE #1, the first issue in the seventh and final installment in the DEAD@17 story—and an epic finale that will take readers’ breaths away.
DEAD@17 follows the story of Nara Kilday, her subsequent death and resurrection, and her ongoing struggle with the forces of darkness. Nara's quest to discover her true nature and realize her destiny has put her in conflict with sinister cults, demon lords, a vampiric succubus, and even her closest friends.
At the conclusion of the previous series, DEAD@17: THE WITCH QUEEN, Nara found her spirit torn from her body as she attempted to escape Purgatory. Now, held captive by unknown entities in another dimension, Nara must find a way to return to Earth, reunite her spirit with her dying body, and put an end to the reign of Abraham Pitch and The Beast.
"I couldn't be more excited to finally be telling the conclusion to Dead@17 and to be doing it at Image. It's been a great ride, and I couldn't have done it without the support of the series' loyal and dedicated fans,” said Howard. “Having spent a third of my life with these characters, it's going to be hard to let them go, but I can't wait for everyone to learn the ultimate fate of Nara and her allies."
DEAD@17: BLASPHEMY THRONE #1 arrives in stores on 8/13 for $3.50. It is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN140473.
Every year in July for San Diego Comic Con, I debut a brand new item, usually an art book of some kind. This year, with the first issue of Dead@17’s final chapter arriving in August, I wanted to do something special for the series’ sendoff. To that end, I will be offering a couple of advance, limited edition exclusive cover versions of Dead@17: The Blasphemy Throne #1, with bonus content that won’t be in the regular version. While Image Comics will be publishing the actual series, I will be funding these exclusive editions myself. To that end, the ordering system for this is set up a little different than how I normally do it. In order to secure your exclusive edition(s) of D@17: TBT #1, orders will be handled through GoFundMe.com.
So how does this work? Simply select the level you want to place your order. There are options for prints and original art as well. The posted goal does not have to be fully reached in order to make this exclusive edition a reality – these exclusive editions will be published even if the goal is not fully reached. I’m just trying a different method of collecting the orders while at the same time hoping to secure some extra funding to help keep me afloat as I devote the next few months to finishing the series. However, if the goal is reached, I will produce a 3rd exclusive cover edition that every $20 and up supporter will receive for free!
What will the covers look like? Well, they are not complete yet, but I can tell you a little about them. The first cover is going to be a recreation of the very first issue of Dead@17, featuring Nara in her new look for this series. The second cover is going to be an updated recreation of the Dead@17: Rough Cut #1 Beach Party Cover. This version is exclusive to this campaign and will NOT be sold at Comic Con.
The 3rd, goal-reaching bonus cover will remain a mystery for now :)
The books will ship late July/early August, ideally before the regular edition is released to stores in mid-August (however, I cannot guarantee all books will arrive before then). If you are attending Comic Con, you may pick up your books at the show.
As I announced on Twitter a few weeks ago, Dead@17 returns this August with its final 7 issue run entitled The Blasphemy Throne. Here's a 4 page preview that will be appearing in the next edition of PREVIEWS. However, this is a condensed/slightly re-edited version of how the actual scene will play out in the book.
After working on it for about a year, I can finally announce that the project that has been keeping me busy (and quiet!) is the first graphic novel for Mattel's Monster High. Written by Heather Nuhfer (Fraggle Rock, My Little Pony), the book runs 110 pages comprised of 6 short stories. I'm very honored that Mattel chose me to help bring one of their biggest brands to comics. The book goes on sale this July and can be pre-ordered now through Previews at your local comic shop or through Amazon.
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Dead@17, I've compiled this 100 page, perfect bound edition featuring of tons of rare and never-before-seen sketches from the earliest days of the creation of Nara, Hazy, and their enemies, complete with commentary! The earliest origins of the story and characters are revealed as well as alternate versions that might have been. All this, plus the original black and white Dead@17 "ashcan" reprinted here for the first time in its entirety!
This volume covers the very beginning all the way up through Revolution. Potential future volumes will cover the other books in the series.
Available in regular ($40) or sketch edition ($100)
Books will ship late December/early January.
Specs: 8.5 x 11, Perfect bound, 100 pages, Softcover, Signed.
This month marks the 10 anniversary of Dead@17, making this the perfect time to announce my partnership with NeverPeak Games to bring Dead@17 to life as a deck-building card game! I've worked very closely with NeverPeak over the past several months to make this game the best it can be. To that end, I've produced (and am still producing) a ton of new art for the game. But in order to make the game a reality, we need your support. Check out the Kickstarter page to see all the rewards lined up, including a brand-new Dead@17 comic I'm creating just for this game - a new in-canon story available nowhere else!. There's also original art from the game up for grabs, commissions, and more! Check it out!