Milligan and Ewins' 'Skreemer' returns this summer from Cyberosia, preview

Tue, January 15th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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SOMERVILLE, MA - January 15, 2002. Cyberosia Publishing announced today

that it is bringing SKREEMER, current X-Force scribe Peter Milligan and

2000AD artist Brett Ewins' seminal work, back into print.

"SKREEMER is one of the great hidden treasures of the comics canon,"

said publisher Scott O. Brown. "When it was originally published in the

late eighties, SKREEMER was years ahead of its time. Peter and Brett

created a dark, foreboding America scrounging to survive and gave it an

unexpected glimmer of hope. SKREEMER is what would have happened if

James Joyce wrote dystopian graphic novels."

"I had always been into gangster films and sci-fi. So I put the two

together and came up with Skreemer," says SKREEMER co-creator and artist

Brett Ewins. "I also was a huge fan of the film, Once Upon a Time in

America, and I wanted to create a comic with the same depth. Peter

Milligan was also a fan of the film, in fact, we both saw it for the

first time together. So I drew all the characters and handed it over to

Milligan. I was also working a lot with Steve Dillon on DEADLINE

magazine so we decided to do the job together. All in all it was a great

team effort, and for it we won an Eagle Award for best UK US series."

SKREEMER will be collected for the first time in one volume. The 176

page, full color book will be re-lettered and "digitally re-mastered"

with new colors by colorist Christopher Butcher (The ADVENTURES OF EVIL

& MALICE, GO GIRL).

SKREEMER will be released this summer, but Cyberosia will offer readers

a glimpse of this influential series when it reprints the first issue in

black and white for Free Comics Day. "The time is right to make SKREEMER

available to a new audience," continued Scott, "and Free Comics Day is

an excellent venue to showcase a preview of this long missed series."

Cyberosia Publishing publishes acute horror, science fiction, and

literary graphic novels. Cyberosia Publishing's books are distributed to

the Trade by Biblio Distribution, a division of National Book Network,

Inc., 800-462-6420, and are available to the specialty market through

Diamond Comic Distributors and FM International. For more information,

visit www.cyberosia.com or email publisher Scott O. Brown at

scott@cyberosia.com.

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