Media Release -- The first issue in Image Comic's new title Todd The Ugliest Kid on Earth will hit stores January 16th, 2012. Preliminary reviews have started coming in and Todd is the book to keep an eye on. Created by Eisner-nominated artist M.K. Perker and award-winning writer Ken Kristensen, Todd follows the misadventures of a dysfunctional small-town family caught in extraordinary circumstances. The full-color four-issue mini series will hit comic stores January 16th in both digital and print formats. The digital version available through the Image Comics app, Comixology.com, Graphicly.com, ComicsPlus app, and Apple's iBook app, will have additional never-before-seen content that is not available in the print version.
Co-creator, Ken Kristensen commented, "We couldn't be happier -- right out of the gate, the response to TODD from both retailers and reviewers has been overwhelmingly positive. And for a take-no-prisoners, politically incorrect, taboo-tickling book to be embraced like that is a testament to the current state of comic readers, who I think are hungry for stories that have something fresh to say about the world."
Highlights from the reviews:
"It stands to be an amazing series and why not add another hot #1 issue to your collection, right?"- The Pullbox.com
"Even with my very lenient attitudes toward what is appropriate and what is not in this life, it is difficult to imagine myself saying something along the lines of, "You really should check out this great new comic I came across, it's about a really ugly kid and a bunch of bigot adults, and a serial killer who collects kids' heads." This is perhaps not unlike my love of the Drawn Together animated series, and South Park, both of which delight in line-crossing, taboo topics treated with casual disregard for propriety, and a shocking affinity for unpleasantness."
Todd is a strange little boy. This comic is even stranger. It is unlike anything you have ever seen before. It does have an appeal that will keep you coming back for more. -Jazma Online
About Image Comics :
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visitwww.imagecomics.com.
About co-creator M.K. Perker:
Eisner-nominated comic book artist and writer whose work includes Cairo (Vertigo/DC), Air (Vertigo/DC), Insomnia Café (Dark Horse), as well as runs on Fables (Vertigo/DC), and most recently The Unwritten (Vertigo/DC). He is a member of the Society of Illustrators.
About co-creator Ken Kristensen:
Award-winning writer and comic book junkie. One of the greatest moments of his writing career was working with his hero Pulitzer-prize winner Michael Chabon on The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Dark Horse). He is a member of The Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.