The annual Diamond Retailer Seminar is this weekend and Dynamite is rolling out a half-dozen announcements and we’ve got the first one here. The next series in the Creators Unleashed line (that we talked about Wednesday), Peter Milligan’s Terminal Hero. Another August release, this series will have art by Piotr Kowalski and focus on a dying man who is give the option of taking a mysterious treatment that may save his life but comes with some nightmarish side effects.
“Terminal Hero is the book I had to write, right now,” says Terminal Hero writer Peter Milligan. “It’s simply unlike anything I’ve ever written–or read. This book laughs in the face of fear. The journey is dark, the road is littered with horrors, but it’s one hell of a ride.”
With this being the second announced book in the line, you may be asking what is Creators Unleashed?
“We’re extremely excited about our Creators Unleashed line,” states Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. “This line of books are all new worlds and characters that are creator driven, and with a line-up featuring Peter Milligan, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Rick Remender, Duane Swierczynski, James Robinson, Rick Remender, and more to be announced, we couldn’t have a better roster of creators. With Peter Milligan launching one of the first series with ‘Terminal Hero’, fans and retailers can see that we’re targeting the Vertigo and Image audience with our line up. This is an exciting initiative for us working with new creative voices, and cannot wait for fans to read and enjoy.”
So they are going specifically after the Vertigo and Image market. Not sure I would consider those two the same market. Image to me is a wide-open, throw things at the wall and see what sticks type of publishing collective while Vertigo has always been more about the dark, gritty, off-beat tales with swearing and occasional nudity. We’ll have to see what the Creators Unleashed line becomes.
Dynamite has made the series fully returnable and set the price at $2.99.