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The Squidder Comes to IDW
If you missed the Kickstarter campaign for Ben Templesmith's The Squidder, shame on you. Fortunately, you'll have another chance to check out the graphic novel as it will be broken up into single issues by IDW Publishing beginning in July. This is through a distribution partnership between the publisher and 44FLOOD. Templesmith wrote, illustrated, and lettered The Squidder and will provide primary covers for the single issues. The book centers on an old soldier, one of the last of the legendary Squidder Legions from a forgotten war. The official description goes on “The post-apocalyptic world seems to have left him behind, but it remains to be seen if a discarded relic with a death wish and a rebellious Squid priestess can overthrow humanity’s tentacled alien overlords.”
“The Squidder is equal parts Mad Max, Cthulhu creatures, and everything I love about early 90s Dolph Lungren action films,” said Ben Templesmith.
“Ben was there at the start of IDW’s first comic publishing, so it’s great that his return with The Squidder coincides with our 15th anniversary,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “Although, don’t get me wrong, a new series from Ben is welcome at any time. And thanks to our partnership with Ben’s new venture, 44FLOOD, this just may become a very nice regular occurrence.”
I have a copy of The Squidder coming to me as a result of contributing to the Kickstarter project so I'm looking forward to its eventual release. I'll be interested to see how it breaks up into separate comics before being collected again as a trade paperback through IDW. This partnership allows for The Squidder (and other 44FLOOD projects) to reach a larger audience outside of the hardcore fans that contribute to the Kickstarter campaigns.
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