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Thaniel hasn't had an easy going at life. Death has surrounded him for as long as he can remember. He's dropped out of high school. Now he finds out that his dad is the Grim Reaper. That's sure to change your perspective a bit. That's the set up for Thaniel, a new four issue mini-series written and created by Omar Spahi and illustrated by Terry Huddleston. The first two issues are set to debut in April 2014 from OSSM Comics.
The comic has been described as a cross between Boys N the Hood and Dead Like Me, blending together genres that don't often crossover. Thaniel has grown up on the wrong side of the tracks with loss all around him. Close friends and family have gone, but what hit the hardest was the passing of his mother, well before her time. After she dies, Thaniel meets his destiny head on as energy begins to manifest within him. Once he discovers that this new energy is cosmically linked to death, Thaniel tries to aim it at the evil people in his city in an effort to bring some good to this world. This brings him to the attention of Death who claims to be the boy's father and he's got some plans lined up for him. Somehow I don't think it's playing catch.
“Thaniel’s one of those characters I sadly don’t see enough of in comics,” Huddleston explains about the title character. “He’s proactive, street smart, and visually very interesting to draw. I’m very excited to be a part of this new project.”
“It’s been a real pleasure collaborating with Terry on this book, bringing to life, and death, a really unique character,” Spahi said. “We’re aiming to create a comic book series that Terry and I have always wanted to read, and I think we did just that. It’s hard work. Hopefully people enjoy it.”
The first issue of Thaniel will be available at your local comic shop and digitally through the official OSSM Comics site on April 9th, 2014. The second issue will follow on April 23rd. Both comics will retail for $3.99.
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