Radical Publishing has announced that its first printing of FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 from writer David Hine and illustrator Roy Allan Martinez has sold out at the distributor level prior to its release in the direct market. Accordingly, fans looking forward to purchasing FVZA Issue #1 are encouraged to contact their local comic store and reserve their copy prior to release.
“We’re thrilled at the response to FVZA and the continued support of the fans and retailers,” said Radical Publishing‘s president Barry Levine. “David’s work is absolutely top-notch, and we couldn’t be happier with the story he has crafted. With FVZA we continue to bring the level of quality that fans find synonymous with the Radical brand.”
FVZA Issue #1 is shipping with two covers, one by John Bolton and the other by Clint Langley, both of which you can see below. FVZA is the most recent Radical title to implement the initiative of “Bigger Books! Bigger Value!” with 64 pages for a $4.99 price point, and the company is still reviewing whether to offer a second printing based on incoming reorders.
Based on the popular FVZA.org website, created by Richard S. Dargan, FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency chronicles a world where a deadly disease, representing a new threat of global terrorism, transforms innocent victims into zombies. A long dormant government task force is called into action: the Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency. Throughout history, from the Civil War to World War II, the FVZA protected humanity from the blood-sucking and flesh-eating hordes — until a cure was discovered that sent the undead to their graves. When a new incurable strain of the virus ravages a small town in America, Agent Landra Pecos must call upon her lethal skills to eradicate the threat. But as Landra delves deeper into her investigation of the undead menace, she uncovers shocking secrets that will forever change her family, her world, and her life.
Fans who may be unable to find a copy at their local comic store will also have a chance to win a free copy of FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 by entering the “Are You Infected?” contest sponsored by Radical and EerieTube.com. Three winners will take home a copy of the sold-out issue along with other amazing prizes by submitting a photo of themselves as the infected undead by October 31st. More details can be found here or at EerieTube — But hurry! There are only a few more days left to enter!
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