Official Press Release
San Diego, CA (January 25, 2011) – IDW Publishing and the SuicideGirls are excited to announce a contemporary take on girls in comics, kicking off in March. A four-issue series, SUICIDEGIRLS is a wild adventure helmed by writer/actress Brea Grant (We Will Bury You), with art by David Hahn (Bite Club). This series features covers by Cameron Stewart, who also will be contributing mini-historical tales of the SuicideGirls in each issue. SUICIDEGIRLS pits an awesome gang of beautiful, tattooed, ladies against the deranged leader of a techno-religious cult, with lots of butt-kicking and witty banter.
The up-coming series is created under the direction of Missy Suicide, one of the founders of this respected contemporary lifestyle brand. SuicideGirls offers a unique attitude of alterative cultures in a vibrant, positive community of women and men.
From SG headquarters, Missy enthused “SuicideGirls and comic books are a natural fit. We are huge comic nerds and are thrilled to finally be bringing a book we can be proud of to the fans that have been asking us at conventions for years. We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing the adventures of these beautiful modern pin-ups to the genre.”
Beginning in March, the four monthly issues boast tattoos, breasts and butt-kicking as well as the secret history and adventures of these beautiful pin-up girls, all plotted by Steve Niles, Missy Suicide and Brea Grant. Each issue of SUICIDEGIRLS will feature a cover by Eisner-winner Cameron Stewart (Seaguy), and variant SuicideGirls photo covers!
As editor Mariah Huehner puts it, “I’m sure everyone will have a pre-conceived idea of what this series will be all about. And hey, it WILL have nudity and pretty girls and tattoo’s. But it also defies conventions, has an irreverent sense of humor, and takes on the cultural idea of what ‘normal’ and ‘sexy’ really mean. Plus, explosions!”
SUICIDEGIRLS #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in March 2011. Diamond order code: JAN11 0500.
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