Independent comic creator Dan Butcher has just launched Vyper: Crimson Dawn, his latest, action-packed story featuring kinetic car combat, and kickass action that should appeal to any fan of 1980s action movies.
In this nerve-jangling adventure, Sloane and the Vyper team face an apocalyptic terror as twin rogue Soviet soldiers plan to unleash terror on US soil, all with the help of an unwilling Cold War scientist.
Threatening the life of the scientist’s estranged daughter, this commie confederation race to unravel the mystery of her identity in order to force him to do their bidding.
After a chance encounter, the Vyper team are forced to go undercover at a beauty contest to save the daughter and prevent a deadly attack in the heart of Los Angeles!
Can Sloane Viperini face the threat of double jeopardy head on? Find out in what happens in… Vyper: Crimson Dawn!
“If you like old school action films and TV series like Airwolf, Street Hawk, Knight Rider, Commando, Lethal Weapon… basically, any movie put out by the Cannon Film Group – or videogames like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, or Need for Speed, then you’re going to love this comic,” Dan enthuses.
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.