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The Venger: Dead Man Rising, a new Ronin Studios title premieres at Wizard World Philly.

Visitors to the Wizard World Philly comic book convention June 3-5 will be able to purchase the first issue of The Venger: Dead Man Rising, a new comic from Ronin Studios by writer Matt Spatola and artist Jason Ossman.

The Venger: Dead Man Rising boldly combines modern comic action styles, cinematic pacing and beautiful ink wash images. The title, written with a nod to the action and suspense of the ‘pulp style’, promises to turn heads with readers, making the excitement of the Wizard convention the perfect place for the creators to unveil their unique vision.

Set in a modern day metropolis, The Venger: Dead Man Rising tells the dark and intriguing story of Alexander Cabot, a former hero of the ‘golden age’. He was the Venger, a grim protector of the city’s innocent citizens. Now he is an old man whose exploits as the Venger have been long forgotten. When a series of unsolved murders plague the city he believes that his greatest enemy has returned from the dead. But who would believe him? Now he must convince his police detective grandson, Michael Cabot, that only a new Venger will be able to stop the killings. Ultimately though will his drive to destroy his greatest enemy destroy his family in the process?

“I really want to focus this series on the choices these characters make and the outcomes, both good and bad, from those choices,” says series creator and writer Matt Spatola.

“The two of them are coming at the same problem from very different perspectives. Michael is a cop. His job is the law and we are going to learn through the series that his life is the law too. Alexander was a vigilant of sorts. When he was ‘working’ he wasn’t worried about the law. He was concerned about punishing the guilty. How do these opposites connect, or will they connect, to stop the killings? How far is either of them willing to go towards meeting the other,” added Spatola.

“But trust me; this isn’t a series with page after page of exposition. Things will move along quickly and with plenty of action.”

He added that “there will be quite a few flashbacks as we lead readers through understanding who Alexander is as a person and who he was as a hero. This is where we will see those fabulous ink wash pages. Series artist Jason Ossman is really doing great things with the book; people are going to be blown away by his stuff. I can’t say enough about him. He’s been a true partner throughout the development and design of the book. He really pushed me as a writer to be sure my level of writing was matching up with his level of artwork.”

According to Spatola the seven issue miniseries will take readers through many twists and turns. Future issues of the series will continue the exploration of both characters as they strive to stop the killings and will include a family tragedy, the return of the Venger, the discovery of the identity of the killer and a revelation of a secret that could destroy them both.

The Venger: Dead Man Rising #1 will be available at the Ronin Studios booth at Wizard World Philly and at all the major conventions this year. The book can also be ordered online at
www.comixpress.com and www.ronin-studios.com or by emailing vengercomics@aol.com

The Venger: Dead Man Rising #1: written by Matthew Spatola, cover and interior art by Jason Ossman, grayscale by Derrick West; 32 black & white pages, full color covers, retail price $2.00

Congratulation Jason!!!..JESUS ANTONIO

Congradulations!! Thanx for e-mailing me and keeping me up to date. That must feel real great to see an article for your hard work. I know I would be pulling my hair out...as if I didnt have any left already.

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