On March 12, Titan Comics and Atomeka announce the release of “SHARKY!” the first in an irreverent, thrilling, genre-mashing graphic novel series by Dave Elliott and Alex Horley. It’s a superhero graphic novel of no-holds-barred spills, ills and thrill kills.
This new graphic novel is perfect for fans of bestselling creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Robert Kirkman, Simon Bisley and Richard Corben. “SHARKY!” marks the debut of an all-new hero. He’s been raised alone by his single mom, with no idea of who his ‘love’em and leave’em’ father was. Hitting the brick wall called puberty, he discovers that the ‘no-good-S.O.B.’ who contributed to his genes is none other than Odin, king of the Norse Gods and his mother is a child of Zeus, ruler of Olympus.
Whenever something sets off his hormones, he transforms into the demi-god Sharky, complete with a pumped-up body and the strength of Hercules. When two of the black sheep of his family tree visit Earth and create havoc by raising the dead as an army to take over the world, Sharky has to pick sides, with the fate of the planet at stake. With no time for training, he’s in Superhero 101 and if he fails, his friends’ lives are forfeit!
“SHARKY!” also comes complete with cameo appearances from indie comics favorites “The Mask”, “Vampirella”, “Savage Dragon”, “Milk & cheese”, “Mr. Monster” and “Flaming Carrot”.
“Alex and myself are huge fans of Jack Kirby, John Buscema, Richard Corben and Frank Frazetta,” says creator Dave Elliott. “This series is the wild, mutant baby that splices those genes and crosses all those genres.” Writer Dave Elliott is a constant innovator in the world of comics, with a long career as a writer, artist, editor, publisher and IP developer. Working on diverse titles such as A1, Deadline, Viz Comic, Heavy Metal magazine, 2000 AD, Justice League of America, Transformers, GI Joe and Doctor Who. Elliott is currently relaunching his company Atomeka, started with his partner Garry Leach, as part of a co-publishing deal with Titan Comics.
Artist Alex Horley has illustrated comics for DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics and Heavy Metal as well as being a major contributor to the sets of smash-hit collectible card games World of Warcraft and Magic: The Gathering.
“SHARKY!” will hit book stores on September 11, 2013. The series will also be available to read day and date on the iPad, iPhone, Web, Android and Kindle Fire, exclusively through the comiXology app and comiXology.com.