The first issue of my new graphic novel FAKE EMPIRE, from Darby Pop Publishing and Magnetic Press, has been released over the comiXology digital platform. The first 16-page chapter of FE costs less than a dollar and features a cover by Sina Grace, interior art by Vinnie Rico, colors by Joaquin Pereyra with Fred C. Stresing, and letters by Erica Schultz.
The entire graphic novel releases March 30th in comics specialty stores and a few weeks later on Amazon. You can see the FAKE EMPIRE press release below:
UNCOVER THE “TOOTH FAIRY MURDER MYSTERY” IN FAKE EMPIRE, DARBY POP PUBLISHING’S NEWEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
– FAKE EMPIRE Trade Paperback Releases March 30, 2016 –
Los Angeles, CA (February 5, 2016) – FAKE EMPIRE, a fantastical new full-length graphic novel, releases from Darby Pop Publishing and Magnetic Press on March 30th. The fantasy/ crime thriller was written by Eric Palicki and illustrated by Vinnie Rico, with colors by Fred C. Stresing, letters by Erica Schultz, and a cover illustration from Sina Grace.
“There are few writers whose upcoming works I await as anxiously as those of writer Eric Palicki. Period.” — Dirk Manning, TALES OF MR. RHEE, WRITE OR WRONG, NIGHTMARE WORLD.
Logline: When the Tooth Fairy is brutally murdered, her Sisters desperately search for the Killer. What they find instead is a terrible truth regarding their own Parents, and the steps that have been taken to keep their kingdom hidden from Humankind.
Synopsis: Who killed the Tooth Fairy? Fairies have always existed in secret, living side-by-side with humankind. But, when one of his daughters is murdered, King Oberon tasks his remaining offspring — a newly-minted NYPD detective (Charli) and a wingless, feral “black sheep” (Lucy) — with finding her killer by any means necessary. As Charli and Lucy are sucked deeper into the mystery, and certain danger, they begin to uncover the extraordinary measures their Kingdom has taken to keep their society “safe” in an increasingly violent world. For Charli and Lucy, discovering the truth will mean confronting their own blood-drenched legacy.
“With a clean art style that subverts its noir sensibilities, FAKE EMPIRE will appeal to fans of Preacher and Vertigo-era Hellblazer. As inquisitive detectives in a fantastic setting, Lucy and Charli hold their own alongside Joss Whedon’s ANGEL, Richard Kadrey’s SANDMAN SLIM, and Jim Butcher’s HARRY DRESDEN. But, it’s the political intrigue and familial revelations that truly make FAKE EMPIRE special,” said Jeff Kline, founder of Darby Pop Publishing.
Or, as Adrianne Palicki (Agents of Shield, John Wick, G.I. Joe) has commented: “Who knew fairies could be so badass?”
FAKE EMPIRE hits comic book stores and bookstores on Wednesday, March 30th at a $14.99 cover price. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code JAN161563. It can also be pre-ordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound where it’ll be available for sale on April 12th.
For a listing of FAKE EMPIRE, visit http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JAN161563.
About Darby Pop Publishing
Founder Jeff Kline started Darby Pop Publishing with the goal of using the visual medium of sequential art — aka comic books — to tell all-new stories. As a life-long lover of the form, Jeff convinced a small circle of his movie/tv friends to join him as he “broke into” comics after writing/producing nearly 1000 episodes of television over the past two decades. Three years and 40+ books later, Darby Pop Publishing continues to be a creator-owned labor of love.