Posted - 06/22/2017 : 1:32:39 PM
| June 22nd, 2017 -- Scout Comics & Entertainment is excited to kick off THE SUMMER OF SCOUT, featuring the announcement of eight new upcoming Scout comic book properties each week during the summer of 2017!
Up first, GRAVELAND, a supernatural thriller from the creative force behind FISH EYE!
And since this is the first week of the Summer of Scout, we are also excited to announce Scout's publishing deal in Italy with Weird Books, launching with GRAVELAND and Scout's hit series MINDBENDER!
Luigi Boccia, publisher of Weird Books, said, "We are betting on collaboration. We believe that the comic book industry in Italy needs more ideas."
Scout Comics & Entertainment CEO Brendan Deneen agreed. "Scout Comics is thrilled to make its very first international deal, and we expect to make this the first of many. We are excited to publish GRAVELAND and to have Weird Books publish MINDBENDER."
GRAVELAND #1 hits comic stores in September with the creative team of Massimo Rosi, Gabriel Nunez, Marco Pagnotta, and Simone Bertoni.
The San Andreas Fault finally has “the Big One”, but not from natural occurrences and either something or someone is responsible. From the depths of the fault something emerges. Something of myth and legend that was mentioned in hush tones by nearly every ancient culture- Giants, huge creatures from another time, are awakened from their slumber and seek to resume their conquest that has been delayed for a millennium as they lay buried within the earth and California is the first target. To help mount a counter-offensive, the US government creates super humans with an experimental serum. These four super-powered individuals could be the last chance for humanity as they all that stand between the end of civilization and the Giants.
MINDBENDER, written by James Pruett with art by Federico De Luca, and which has seen sell outs of its first two issues, will see the release of issue #3 in July.
At the tender age of seven, Alexander Oberman witnessed the gruesome deaths of his parents in a horrendous explosion as a result of his own mind tapping into a previously unknown powerful force. How Alex survived has been a mystery. Physically he was fine, minus a few burns, but mentally he withdrew into himself, into his mind. For 16 years, Alex hadn't uttered a solitary word or had a voluntary movement of his own, until now. Those that would use his destructive abilities have been awaiting Alex's awakening. Now, that wait has ended, and the world will soon learn the true potential of mankind. But will Alex be a vanguard for the world or will he be responsible for its annihilation?
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