Issue #1 of Schifrin, Hama, and Salvatore's action/horror
series gets big orders while issue #4 gets a movie poster
IL. (Feb. 20, 2008) - The first issue of Devil's Due's
monster-packed, military action series Spooks sold
out from Diamond a week
after hitting comic book racks, and issue #4 added
yet another huge creator
to its ranks.
"It's hard getting a new
idea out there into such a crowded field, and for
the fans to get behind us is wonderful -- when you
spend years working on
something you just hope people will enjoy it, and
we're absolutely delighted
with the response so far," said writer Ryan Schifrin.
"It's been a labor of
love from the start, as I worked with Bob Salvatore
and Larry Hama to take a
spark of an idea and turn it to an epic."
Spooks' all-star writing staff
of Schifrin ("Abominable"), Hama (G.I.
Joe, Wolverine), and Salvatore (DemonWars) along with
artist Adam Archer was
enough to propel the first issue to sell-out status.
#4 will add big-name artist Drew Struzan to its credits.
Struzan, who is well known for
his "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones"
posters graces the cover to Spooks' climactic ending
with brand new cover
showcasing his legendary talents.
"Bob [Salvatore] -
with his sons Geno and Bryan - gave the supernatural
elements real depth, while Larry made the military
response feel real, and
kick serious butt," Schifrin stated. "Together
the creative team laid the
groundwork for Spooks to be huge, and there's much
more to come - some of
which you'll see on the website and in the collected
edition. This first arc
is only the beginning."