A new comic series has arrived, and if you’re contemplating checking out Alterna Comics’ Hoodlum, which reveals a world where demons rule over humans and only a girl and her robot ape guardian can topple them, we have the Issue #1 cover art and first six pages right here.
From the Press Release:
Alterna Comics has announced that the first issue of its new comic book mini-series HOODLUM will be available on Wednesday, February 27th. In a world where demons have all the power and humans are second-class citizens, only a young girl has the courage to stand up to the city’s ruling class.
“This is a story about rebellion, about standing up for basic human rights, for decency and dignity,” says Hilary Goldstein, creator of HOODLUM. “It just also happens to be a book about demons that use magic to fight humans that have pointy sticks.”
Riley Brennan steals magic from rich demons and gives it to poor humans. With the help of her mechanized ape-like guardian John and the demon priest Arnillius, Riley will square off against Regent Steig and his demon army with the fate of the human race in the balance. This daring new series in which humans are the boogeymen for demons was created and written by IGN Comics founder Hilary Goldstein with art by John Toledo (Blacklight, Grimm Fairy Tales).
Alterna publisher Peter Simeti has been expanding their digital lineup at an ever-increasing pace and believes that HOODLUM is one of 2013’s key releases: “I’m very excited about adding HOODLUM to the Alterna digital catalog. It’s got fantastic artwork and a great story that puts a futuristic and supernatural spin on an old tale. I really believe that it has an opportunity to be a runaway success at Alterna.”
Future publication dates are as follows:
Issue #2 – April
Issue #3 – June
Collection – July (possibly August) — collects all three issues plus two bonus back-up stories
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