The Auteur from Rick Spears and James Callahan is Oni Press' big new launch for March. They had copies at New York Comic Con and it looks like Oni are looking for a landing at least as large as they got with Letter 44 on March 5th.
And it looks like the publisher want to give each issue a little more heft. The first print of the first three issues of The Auteur welcome with a free two sided pull out glossy cover in the centre.Each is a poster for a fictional movie created by the protagonist of the comic Nathan T. Rex, Cosmos, Death Fist, Zombie High, and The Ten Commandments 2, with the the cover art from the issue in question on the other side.
The first issue debuts fresh off the biggest bomb in Hollywood history. Disgraced and desperate, producer Nathan T. Rex enters a downward spiral of drugs and depravity in a quest to resurrect his career and save his soul. Over budget and behind schedule on the latest installment of the horror franchise, Presidents Day, T. Rex is backed into a corner by bad publicity, a crap project, and a jerk studio exec, but finds salvation at a strip club by huffing glue, and a chance encounter with cable news. Welcome to the most deranged, notorious, and hilarious comic of 2014! We apologize in advance.