Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Jonathan Ross - TV and radio presenter, comic book fan and now comic book writer...

In April 2010, Jonathan Ross makes the jump many comic book fan dream of. From reader to writer.

Image Comics are publishing Turf, a four issue miniseries written by Ross and illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards (Bullet Points, Marvel 1985). Here's the synopsis from Image Comics:

A four- issue hard boiled noir crime thriller with girls, guns, fangs and aliens.

New York, 1929. The height of prohibition. The cops turn a blind eye while the mobs run the city, dealing in guns, girls and illegal liquor. But the arrival of the mysterious Dragonmir Family from Eastern Europe with more of a taste for blood then booze co-incides with a series of brutal attacks on the gangsters themselves. As the gangs fall before the fangs, only handful of mobsters survive. But an unlikely alliance formed between tough guy Eddie Falco and a character from a LONG way from New York City – a long way from Earth in fact - offers the humans a glimmer of hope. As the strong willed young reporter Susie Dale from the Gotham Herald tries to survive in the middle of the maelstrom, and an ancient prophecy unfolds, no one can guess who’s going to win the battle for this particular slice of Turf.

Aliens, mobsters, vampires and pretty dames? Sold! There's an excellent interview with Ross and Edwards here at Newsarama.

Here's a four page preview of issue #1 - I hope you'll join us and give this a go.

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