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EAGLE RETURNS THANKS TO AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
I'm continually reminded that there are so many comics out there that I've heard of, let alone read. That's not to say that there's anything bad about them. It's just that I'm one man and it's hard to keep up on the 75+ year old history of the industry. Fortunately, everything comes back around sooner or later. Such is the case with Eagle, a cult classic hero from creators Neil Vokes and Rich Rankin. It's been twenty years since the character appeared in comics and now thanks to American Mythology Productions, the martial arts master detective will be coming to a shop near you this May.
Eagle will be joining American Mythology's rapidly expanding catalog of titles. The new book will follow the supernatural adventures of the vigilante Richard Eagle in his constant battle to find justice at the end of a sword. With a description like that, you can't not be interested. Eagle is not alone in this return from Vokes as he will also be releasing new stories featuring Death's Dark Angel (previously called Death's Head), which is a dark future reflection of the twisted killer the Eagle will become. Both comics will intertwine in a larger “Vokesvere” including nightmares, monsters, and mayhem.
“When are you going to bring Eagle back? Ever since the demise of the Eagle comic in the early ‘90s our fans have been asking that question. Not a single convention appearance all these years has gone by without at least one fan asking me that. I began a new story line many years back that involved the return of Eagle to Crystal City. This was based on an idea Rich, Jack Herman and I discussed while still doing the series,” Vokes said.
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“We had planned on ending the series at some point with Eagle’s ‘death’ – this was to occur after a final battle with his arch enemy, Wulfgar. My plan then was to have the new storyline open years after the death of Eagle, who has now become a legend and eventually bring him back from ‘the dead” to start new adventures. It is there that we begin our new tale- in the middle of a battle to the death…,” he said.
“This is one of those projects that you can’t help but get excited about being involved in. What Neil’s work has meant to the industry as a whole as a creator and artist has proven to be a benchmark,” said Michael Bornstein, American Mythology’s publisher. “His original work in the ‘80s was one of the catalyst’s lending to a veritable tidal wave of indie characters and comics that have not only survived but thrived and are more popular with today’s readers than ever. Eagle is one of those characters that fans just seem to respond to and we’re overjoyed to be able to bring this staple back to fandom. Join us as we relaunch history with The Eagle: Resurgent.”
American Mythology Productions will launch The Eagle: Resurgent as a 48 page comic celebrating the first classic tale from the original series and an all-new story bringing the hero back to the world. It reunites the original creative team of writer Jack Herman and artist Neil Vokes and includes a night of 1,000 ninjas. It will retail for $4.99 and is currently available for pre-order.
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