Rom of the Reds is a new comic from Blackhearted Press. Scripted by John Wagner and Alan Grant an illustrated by Dan Cornwell. The preview pages here are nothing new to the internet, just new to here.
John Wagner and Alan Grant have previously written a number of very successful stories. They co-created Judge Death in the pages of 2000AD and wrote several story arcs for Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog.
Dan Cornwell has previously been published in Dogdreath, a fanzine deicated to Strontium Dog. It was his art in Dogbreath that brought Dan to the attention of John Wagner who contacted the Editor of the fanzine to get in touch with Dan.
Blackhearted Press have said:
“Rom of the Reds is a six part series about what happens when the lives of a dangerous intergalactic refugee and an arrogant footballer collide. With his homeworld destroyed, Rom of Arkadi is on the run and needs a hiding place. And that hiding place happens to be troubled football start Kyle Dixon…
It’s Invasion of the Bodysnatchers meets Roy of the Rovers… “
The art from Dan Cornwell is brilliant as you will see below, thjese unlettered images are in black and white but the 6-issue series will be in colour.
Jack Lothian, Editorial & Publishing with BHP said:
“Dan’s really nailed that classic 2000AD look I think- John Wagner chose him personally and I think it was a great choice, he’s very good at both the sci-fi stuff and also the football stuff that comes in later, which is a tricky thing to do.”
More on this as it breaks.