Driver for the Dead Trade Paperback Now Available; Details on Radical Publishing’s DftD Contest

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Driver for the Dead Trade Paperback Now Available; Details on Radical Publishing's DftD ContestThis week Radical Publishing released the complete Driver for the Dead miniseries collected in full in trade paperback. Written by John Heffernan with stunning art from Leonardo Manco, Driver for the Dead is a rollicking supernatural adventure through the heart of Louisiana. In addition, Radical has launched a new contest in which eleven lucky winners will walk away with a Driver for the Dead prize bundle.

Driver for the Dead is the story of driver Alabaster Graves – but Alabaster is no ordinary driver. He transports the dead to their final resting places, specifically the dead no one else could handle. Vampires, zombies, and the supernatural at large are Graves’ specialty, and with a veritable arsenal of weapons and a souped-up hearse called “Black Betty,” he is well equipped to deal with trouble. So when a much-beloved voodoo priest, Moses Freeman, is killed, Graves is called to ensure the body reaches its grave safely — and stays there. Accompanied by Freeman’s granddaughter, Graves embarks on a mission to transport Freeman’s body from Shreveport, Louisiana, to New Orleans; however, unbeknownst to Graves, Fallow, an evil necromancer whose powers come from stolen body parts, has set his sights on the corpse of the powerful voodoo priest — and he will stop at nothing to get it.

As for the contest, here are the details from the Radical Publishing website:

This contest will be held simultaneously on Twitter and Facebook, with five winners drawn from each site and one grand prize winner drawn from the entire entry pool. Entry through either site is effortless:

To enter via Twitter, simply tweet: “#DriverfortheDead from @RadicalComics is on sale now!”

To enter via Facebook, ‘Like’ the Driver for the Dead Facebook page and use the following as your status and using the ‘@’ sign to tag these pages in your post: “@Driver for the Dead from @Radical Publishing is on sale now!”

Entrants may submit one tweet and status per day each day of the contest, and winners will be selected at random after the contest’s conclusion on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. Ten winners will receive a copy of the new Driver for the Dead trade paperback and limited edition lithograph signed by the author, John Heffernan, while a single grand prize winner will receive a signed copy of the Driver for the Dead trade paperback as well as the opportunity to talk to John Heffernan over Skype. There are only ten lithos printed and numbered so this is a very limited print run.

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