Omega Comics Presents cover
- Mar. 10, 2014 - LAS VEGAS --
Former punk rocker and hooligan Jake Peters is trying to keep a low profile these days, lest his past—and existence of his inhuman abilities to channel electrical currents—comes to haunt him. But when he stumbles upon the scene of a gruesome gangland murder in London’s East End, he finds himself a wanted man, both by the authorities and by the mysterious crime lord responsible for the murders, John Campanella.
That’s the setup for “Electric!
,” the first chapter in the saga of “Eastsiders,”
which headlines the latest issue of comic book anthology series Omega Comics Presents
, coming March 26. “Eastsiders”
follows the travails of Peters as he attempts to elude capture a shadowy government organization while trying to both clear his name with the police and loosen Campanella’s stranglehold on his home of Blackcross. The 20-page story is written by Pop! Goes the Icon publisher Pj Perez and drawn by Portuguese illustrator António Brandão.
is “Hard Time” by longtime contributing writer Russell Lissau and artist Justin Castaneda, which sees the return of Dev Bivens, aka The Devastator, the bungling super-criminal last seen in the Omega Comics Presents
story “Down Time.” The hilarious, 11-page short pokes fun at some of the most popular filmed prison dramas of the last few decades.
Wrapping up the issue is a comic by Alex De-Gruchy and Mike Kennedy called “Sexual Harassment: Fun for Only One,” a one-page spoof of both office politics and superhero teams.Omega Comics Presents: Eastsiders
can be pre-ordered now at popgoestheicon.com and will be available in select stores and digitally via ComicsPlus and DriveThruComics on March 26. To find a comic book retailer near you, call 1-888-COMIC-
BOOK or visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com
.Review copies in PDF or print are available upon request.About Pop! Goes the Icon
Founded in 2009, Pop! Goes the Icon (PGTI) is a boutique print and online publishing house, specializing in comic books, graphic novels, webcomics, posters, prints and other fun stuff. In partnership with Creation Forge Studios, Pop! Goes the Icon also offers a full suite of custom comic book printing services under the PGTI Press banner. More information can be found at http://www.popgoestheicon.com