Ominous Press created a splash in the comics market two decades ago, telling epic tales of powerful heroes and vile villains. Now Ominous Press has returned, preparing to launch three new titles in 2017: "Giantkillers," written and drawn by Bart Sears; "Prometheus," written by Ron Marz and drawn by Tom Raney; and "Demi-God," written by Ron Marz and drawn by Andy Smith.
All three titles are previewed in the first Ominous offering, "Ominous Press World Premiere." Meant as an introduction to the characters and concepts of the Ominous Universe, the 24-page issue features short preview stories for each title, as well as a wealth of background information.
"Each story is really an appetizer for the main course that's to come," said Marz, who serves as Editor-in-Chief for Ominous. "We wanted to give the audience a sense of each title's flavor, and make readers anxious for more."
"Giantkillers" is a sword and sorcery epic set in a cyber-noir landscape. "Prometheus" tells the tale of heroes in a mythic fantasy who suddenly find themselves in a post-apocalyptic nightmare. And "Demi-God" is a contemporary superhero tale like no other, as an irresponsible slacker gets the power of a god.
The "Ominous Press World Premiere" is available with a standard cover, blank sketch covers, and three limited, wraparound variant covers by Bart Sears and colorist Nanjan Jamberi. Sears, the Chief Creative Officer at Ominous, is excited to finally be bringing his creations to life.
"It's thrilling to bring these characters and concepts to life, after living with them in my mind for so long," Sears said. "To finally be able to tell the Ominous saga, and have editorial guidance and creative help from Ron, as well as Andy, Tom and our publisher Sean HusVar, is truly living a dream."
The "Ominous Press World Premiere" is available online via the Ominous Press website in both signed and unsigned versions. http://www.ominouspress.com/premiere