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BLOOD BROTHERS LANDS AT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of writer Fabian Rangel Jr. He hooked me with Doc Unknown and I’ve been grabbing anything with his name on it ever since. This was why I was quick to back his supernatural pulp series Blood Brothers with artist Javier Caba when it popped up on Kickstarter. If you missed the boat on that campaign, you’ll have the chance to check it out soon as Dynamite Entertainment will be serializing the series beginning this June. Here’s how the publisher describes the series:
Diego and Gabriel Soliz are two unusual brothers just trying to do their job in an even more unusual hometown. What's their job? They're detectives in a city populated by creatures from mythology and fantasy. When an Aztec skull is stolen from the museum, the Blood Brothers are assigned to the case! Blood Brothers is a pulp-influenced supernatural tale with elements of fantasy, taking place in a world where the border between reality and mythology has been broken.
Writer Fabian Rangel Jr. says, "Blood Brothers is the story of two Hermanos de Sangre: Diego, a hard boiled detective who can communicate with ghosts, and Gabriel, a luchador whose skin glows in the dark when monsters are about to attack. Artist Javi Caba is doing tremendous character design work in the comic, creating a feast for the eyes. I had been wanting to return to the supernatural pulp genre, and Javi loves drawing fantasy stuff, so I figured why not put them together? This series is for fans of Ray Harryhausen movies, comics like Powers, Hellboy, and Top Ten. I couldn't be more excited to be bringing Blood Brothers to Dynamite, the home of so many awesome pulp characters. They're the perfect home for this series. After a successful Kickstarter last year, I'm very glad we're getting an opportunity to reach even more readers through the Direct Market."
"Blood Brothers is the comic that I'd like to read. Since the beginning I was absorbed by the story and it was so easy to imagine this astonishing universe, full of monsters and cool characters," says artist Javier Caba. "I love drawing all of them, because I can dip into all my pop background -- old-fashioned movies, novels, and EC Comics -- as well as let myself flow and create them from nothing."
"Fabian and Javier's supernatural detective series is another perfect addition to Dynamite's growing line of crime comics, with an incredibly original take on the genre," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "The story is fun, and the art perfectly illustrates a colorful world of the supernatural and fantasy unlike anything else on shelves right now."
Thanks to the Kickstarter, I’ve read the first three chapters of Blood Brothers and it’s a pretty great book full of supernatural action and pulp goodness. It’s well worth your time.
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