Joshua Hale Fialkov, Bernard Chang And Marcelo Maiolo Launch King #1 From Jet City Comics In August

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Joshua Hale Fialkov, Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo are launching a five-part comic in August from Jet City Comics called King. Presumably nothing to do with Dynamite's King Features licensed line, King

Fialkov and Maiolo both worked together on I Vampire and Green Lantern Corps for DC Comics, before he walked over DC's plans to kill off the John Stewart character. Otherwise Fialkov would have also worked with GLC artist Bernard Chang… but now he can!

King is desribed as a post-apocalyptic Conan the Barbarian as directed by Sam Raimi circa Army of Darkness.

King just wants what anybody wants: not to get fired, eaten, or forced to mate with a cheetah lady. As Earth's sole human survivor after the apocalypse, life among Los Angeles' strange, new populace ain't easy. Working for the LA Department of Reclamation, King gets a lot of crappy jobs going on quests and searching for artifacts from the "old world," which can range from the mythical (Excalibur!) to the absurd (an iPod Shuffle). The work commute can be a real pain in the asphalt, the 405 freeway is filled with mutants, monsters, mayhem and tentacled Elder Gods. And that's all before you hit the horrors of the San Fernando Valley.

As the world's freakish inhabitants battle for supremacy, King searches for the "seed of life," which may give Earth the second chance it probably doesn't even deserve.

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