US publisher Dynamite has released some preview pages from Terminal Hero, the second book in its “Creators Unleashed” series of creator driven comics, written by 2000AD‘s Peter Milligan with art by Piotr Kowalski, with a cover on #1 by Jae Lee.
In Terminal Hero #1, Rory Fletcher is a good man. The problem is, he’s dying of an inoperable brain tumor. And then his best friend introduces him to the mysterious Treatment Q. This strange and forbidden therapy might just save Rory’s life, but its nightmarish side effects could make him question just how good he really is, and just how much he really wants to live.
“Terminal Hero is the book I had to write, right now,” says 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.”
“Peter Milligan is one of the greatest comic writers of all time,” enthuses Joseph Rybandt, Dynamite’s Senior Editor “and he’s bringing his unique vision, in this hard-edged look at the nature of life, death and ultimate power.”
Single issues in this Dynamite line, available through specialist comic shops in the UK, will be priced at $2.99, allowing fans the opportunity to affordably try all of the new series.
“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.”
• Terminal Hero #1 is being solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ June Previews catalogue and is slated for release in August 2014. Terminal Hero #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital
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.