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Steve Niles Joins Radical at Comic-Con 2008

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2008

July 15th, 2008, LOS ANGELES – A chilling vision of the future unveils a world where the police now patrol for crimes of the imagination. Religious beliefs, along with any tales of false heroes, idols or gods, are illegal. Called to duty to stop a murder spree, Detective Philip Khrome finds himself face to face with killers born of grim reality with old world superstition and everything is not what it seems.

While looking to develop a new titles outside of the Hercules and Caliber genres, Radical Publishing was approached by Steve Niles, who wanted to bring to life a deft mix of science fiction and horror in a thrilling new miniseries called City of Dust. To promote Radical’s upcoming October release, Steve Niles will not only sign free promotional books of City of Dust, but will also take part in Radical Publishing’s Comic-Con panel on Friday, July 25th from 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. in Room 10.

City of Dust #1 (of 5) will be a 48 page prestige format comic retailing for $3.99. Subsequent issues will be 28 page comics retailing for $2.99

CITY OF DUST blew me away,” exclaimed Barry Levine, Radical Publishing’s President and Publisher. “I love the concept behind Niles’ dark, desperate, dystopian world and the characters that inhabit it. Detective Philip Khrome is a conflicted soul as only Steve can deliver. Radical is going big with this– we’ve commissioned covers from artists like Arthur Suydam, Clint Langley and Lucio Parrillo to kick off the first issue and expect our fans to reap the benefits from our unique promotional events for this title. It all starts at Comic-Con with our preview book. I’m so happy to see Steve on board, not only for signing, but to join the names of Jim Steranko and Ian Edginton for our Comic-Con panel.”

In discussing Radical Publishing, Steve Niles states, “The artwork is what attracted me. Barry [Levine] sat me down and let me look at these artists and I was like ‘I can do a book that looks like this?’ — I’m in, and that’s what triggered the idea of CITY OF DUST. I’m really excited about this whole thing. I love the way they work. They’re REALLY accommodating. I’m so over committed, it’s not even funny, after years of rejection I can’t say no to anything, but Barry has been so accommodating to that, putting the project ahead of the schedule and I really appreciate that. Radical gives me breathing space and I think it’s panning out. The double-sized first issue is representative of that. They want perfection on every page with the art and I’m happy they do because the end result is beautiful.”

Steve Niles will be signing at the Radical Publishing booth at the following times:

Radical Publishing booth #2806

Friday 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Saturday 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. along with Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies)

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