Titan Comics has announced they will publish Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water, a visceral revenge thriller that merges the real-world hopes and horrors of a post-disaster community with an engaging thread of political corruption, class divide and blood-curdling terror…
The series that aims to give New Orleans its very own, home-grown hero, was announced during the San Diego Comic Con 2015 Diamond retailer presentation last Friday and the impressive creative team behind the project has already launched an official web site for it at http://bloodthirstycomic.com.
Written by Louisiana native and Disney screenwriter Mark Landry, Bloodthirsty is illustrated by Interview With The Vampire artist Ashley Marie Witter, and has received public support from none other than superstar artist Georges Jeanty (Serenity, Buffy The Vampire Slayer).
The giant-sized issue #1 will come with two covers to collect, one created by Star Wars cover artist Nick Runge.
Haunted by the catastrophe that tore his city apart ten years ago, Coast Guard veteran, Virgil Lafleur, struggles daily with the hardships of a post-Katrina New Orleans. But when his younger brother’s murder leads him into a vortex of intrigue, corruption, and violence, Virgil becomes obsessed with bringing the killers to justice and exposing the horrific secret hiding beneath the Mississippi.
Mark Landry, the writer/creator of Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water, grew up in Louisiana. After graduating from LSU, he moved to Los Angeles to study storytelling at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He’s had the honour of working at both Lucasfilm and the Donner company.
Since graduating from USC, he has co-written screenplays for Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel and others. He co-created the Teen Beach Movie franchise, which is one of the most watched cable TV movies in history… though it has a slightly different genre than Bloodthirsty!
Chicago-based Ashley Marie Witter‘s credits include work for US manga publisher Yen Press, including the graphic novel of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire.
She’s also worked on the webcomics Reign of Adeodatus and Scorch, and contributed to a comics anthology called Gothology: The Eternal Sad by DAPshow.
The full team on the project are detailed here.
• Bloodthirsty #1 hits comic stores in September and will be available digitally to read on digital devices.
Retailers can order now from the August edition of PREVIEWS.
• The official Bloodthirsty web site is at http://bloodthirstycomic.com
Here are some preview pages…
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.