BUZZKILL TRADE PAPERBACK FINDS NEW HOME
WITH IMAGE COMICS THIS SEPTEMBER
Sneak a peek at early preview pages
The critically-acclaimed miniseries BUZZKILL, from writers Donny Cates (GOD COUNTRY, REDNECK) and Mark Reznicek and artists Geoff Shaw (GOD COUNTRY), and Lauren Affe, will return to print this September and be published by Image Comics.
BUZZKILL follows Ruben, an unconventional superhero who gets his powers through the consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs. On one fateful day, facing a world-ending threat, Reuben drank so much that he blacked out. He saved the world…but he has no idea how or why. Now, he’s in recovery, trying to get sober and piece together not only the events of the night in question, but the broken parts of his life as an alcoholic and an addict.
Select praise for BUZZKILL:
“This is a concept that could easily have gone awry, but what Cates, Reznicek and Shaw put forth here is polished and confident, balancing dark themes with a well-developed sense of fun. Putting an innovative twist on the burnt-out superhero trope, and laying it all out with energetic art and deft writing.” —Multiversity Comics
“Engaging and visually stimulating.” —Newsarama
“Provided it avoids glamourizing or decrying substance abuse and stays lockstep with this cursed character’s quest for control, Buzzkill could be the mini of the year and still leave enough meat on the bone for a return series.
Fingers crossed!” —Comics Bulletin
“Yet the obvious skill and care that writers Donny Cates and Mark Reznicek, artist Geoff Shaw and colorist Lauren Affe have put into Buzzkill mean that it rises above the level of an interesting idea, and turns into a properly excellent debut.” —Comic Book Resources
“If you’re in recovery, or you’re close to someone who is, do yourself a favor and read this. Don’t expect catharsis. A hippie Doctor Strange, a psychotic drunk killing machine, a wish that someone be killed to death by bees: all of these things you can expect. You can also expect something pure, and smart, and beautiful.”
“God, I wish I’d thought of this.” —Mark Waid
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
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