DC collects 'Skreemer'

Tue, March 5th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

SKREEMER, the 6-issue miniseries published by DC Comics in 1989, will see new life later this year in a collected edition from VERTIGO.

The miniseries, written by Peter Milligan (HUMAN TARGET: FINAL CUT HC, X-Force) with art by Brett Ewins and Steve Dillon (PREACHER, WILDCATS), originally was published as a mature readers, DC Comics title. Its post-apocalyptic, crime-riddled plot prefigured some of the central themes explored in the VERTIGO line.

"SKREEMER was ahead of its time," says Karen Berger, VP - Executive Editor, VERTIGO. "It was one of the first creator-owned projects DC published, and it's one we've always wanted to collect. With Peter's popularity increasing, thanks to his work on on X-Force and the excitement around the new HUMAN TARGET graphic novel, this seemed like the best possible time to publish it. We're thrilled to be collecting this Eagle-award winning series."

Berger describes the project as "The Sopranos meets Finnegan's Wake." The series tells the story of Veto Skreemer, a ruthless but haunted gangster who rules a distopian America in the time that is known only as the "Era of the Gangs." With incredible art by Brett Ewins and Steve Dillon, you're sure to be mesmerized by this powerful, lyrical epic saga.

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