I always scan most of the publishers besides the big 5 of DC/Marvel/Image/Dark Horse/IDW, and especially focus on BOOM! Studios when going down the order form, because often times they'll be launching a book or two in any given month that is worth checking out. Lately I've gotten the first issues of books like "Valen The Outcast" and ordered books such as Sam Humphries' "Higher Earth" and "Fanboys vs. Zombies", and now, a book called "Extermination."
Its written by Simon Spurrier, and with good-looking art from a newcomer named Jeffrey Edwards. I'll say that the premise is one that hasn't exactly been used before outside of the big two (at least that I can think of, correct me if I'm wrong), and I think with the proper characterization and hopefully human drama I can get behind, this book could be pretty cool.
I'm checking it out, and here's the preview below. Oh yea, and its only a buck for the first issue, so you don't have much to lose by not getting it.
ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ONGOING SERIES WRITTEN BY SIMON SPURRIER
FULL FIRST ISSUE ONLY $1
April 21, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - This June, BOOM! Studios launches EXTERMINATION, an all-new ongoing super-hero thriller written by Simon Spurrier (X-CLUB, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT, CROSSED, WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAMES) and drawn by rising star Jeffrey Edwards, with a full 22-page first issue for only $1!
WE LOST. THEY WON. In the wake of an apocalyptic alien invasion, the world's greatest super-heroes and deadliest super-villains must form an alliance to prevent their own extermination. Two arch-enemies, Nox, a driven hero, and Red Reaper, a ruthless villain, form a volatile partnership for the greater good. The enemy of your enemy is your friend -- but will they be able to ultimately put aside their bitter past to prevent global genocide? What happens when all the battle lines are redrawn and foes become unlikely allies in a desperate war for the fate of the very planet -- and the outcome of a species?
Title ships in June with main covers by John Cassaday, Trevor Hairsine, Michael Gaydos, James Harren, and Frazer Irving, as well as James Harren and Trevor Hairsine sketch covers. There will also be a special 1:100, CGC certified 9.8 Near Mint sketch variant by legendary artist John Cassaday.
"Si Spurrier is a massive talent," says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. "With EXTERMINATION, he's boldly exploring the dark crevices of the entire superhero genre. Not to be missed!"
"I love the premise of this post-apocalyptic series," says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. "At $1 for the first full issue and with this exciting cover line-up and a killer creative team, this book is ready to catch on fire."
EXTERMINATION is written by Simon Spurrier (X-CLUB, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT, CROSSED, WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAMES) and drawn by rising star Jeffrey Edwards.
Title ships in June with main covers by John Cassaday, Trevor Hairsine, Michael Gaydos, James Harren and Frazer Irving. As well as James Harren and Trevor Hairsine sketch covers, and a special 1:100, CGC certified 9.8 Near Mint variant by legendary artist John Cassaday. This title ships for $1 with a Diamond Order Code of APR120887.