PRESS RELEASE: IDW Welcomes You to the Jungle with THE CAPE: 1969

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IDW Welcomes You to The Jungle With THE CAPE: 1969

The origin of the Eisner Award-nominated series is revealed in a new miniseries!


[The Cape 1969 Image]San Diego, CA (March 20, 2012)—When a medevac helicopter is shot down over enemy territory against the raging, chilling backdrop of the Vietnam War, a crew of American soldiers must battle strange terrain and the cunning, native Vietcong for survival. As hours pass without hope for a rescue, both sides discover something more terrifying and deadly yet.

Featuring a story by original Cape creators Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella and art and colors by The Cape colorist/Road Rage artist Nelson DanielThe Cape: 1969 is the origin of darkly thrilling, Eisner-nominated miniseries.

“The Cape is one of my favorite miniseries we’ve ever published, and certainly one of the darkest,” saidChris Ryall, IDW’ Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “And it’s one I’m all too happy to revisit here, especially since this series is such an original extension of the storyline and not just re-treading what you’ve already seen. Also, I want to see what levels of depravity the characters—and the creators—sink to this time around.”

Original series artist Zach Howard will also return to provide covers for the series and contribute some special images to the interiors as well.

"Seeing the first mini-series for THE CAPE come together was electrifying: Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel cooked up something wonderfully weird and nasty and surprising, a dark and powerful character story,” said Hill. “Also, they allowed a flying psycho to drop a baby grizzly bear on some cops. So that was awesome.”

 “In that first run, the team explored what would happen if an incredible power fell into the hands of a sociopath,” Hill continued. “In this new one, Jason and Nelson join forces to reveal the dark origin of that power. I can't wait."

 When desperate soldiers are pushed to their limits, what malevolent forces will come to the surface?

 

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

 

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