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PARADISO, Vol. 1: Essential Singularity Available in May


PARADISO, Vol. 1: Essential Singularity Available in May
GET READY FOR A REAL TRIP: PARADISO, VOL. 1 HITS STORES THIS MAY
Collecting issues #1-4

PORTLAND, OR, 03/12/2018 — Writer Ram V (Grafity’s Wall, Black Mumba), artist Dev Pramanik (Nightbloom, Black Mumba), colorist Dearbhla Kelly (James Bond: Moneypenny), and letterer Aditya Bidikar (MOTOR CRUSH, Black Mumba) will release PARADISO, VOL. 1: ESSENTIAL SINGULARITY, collecting the first four issues of the psychedelic sci-fi series, this May from Image Comics.

Centuries ago, civilization collapsed in a single cataclysmic event known as The Midnight. Now, it seems humanity is only able to thrive in one place: a living, breathing city called Paradiso. And it seems it’s drawn Jack Kryznan, a man haunted by fragments of old memories—and in possession of a mysterious device of awesome power—to its gates.

PARADISO, VOL. 1: ESSENTIAL SINGULARITY (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0660-8, Diamond code: FEB180586) hits comic book stores Wednesday, May 16th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailer is Monday, March 12th.

Fans can find a special Book Market Edition cover of PARADISO, VOL. 1: ESSENTIAL SINGULARITY (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0883-1) in bookstores on Tuesday, May 22nd. It can be preordered via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, Indigo, and Books-A-Million.

Note: Also available at Book Depository.

Select praise for PARADISO:

“The sort of comic where every panel contains a world. Savour it.” —Kieron Gillen
(THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)

“This book works on so many levels.” —Multiversity Comics

“Dev, Dearbhla, Alex, and Aditya are an impressively harmonious art team—inks,
colors, and letters merge and move in beguiling unison to create a captivating singular
vision. Imagery from PARADISO has been bouncing around my head for days, weeks,
months after reading. Unique, exciting work by all.” —Tradd Moore (LUTHER
STRODE, Venom, Ghost Rider)

“PARADISO is an ambitious, tense and textural body of work. Ram, Pramanik, Kelly,
and Bidkar have created a tangible world; you can feel the rusty walls, taste the dusty
air, kick the dirt beneath your feet. Welcome to Paradiso.” —Declan Shalvey
(INJECTION, SAVAGE TOWN)

“This is a funky bit of sci-fi with plenty of secrets to unfurl in the coming chapters
—definitely worth checking out.” —The Oregonian

“This is warm, human, beautifully-executed science fiction, building an intricate world
with subtlety and grace. First it draws the reader in, then it grips them by the throat. I'm
hooked.” —Al Ewing (Royals, The Ultimates, New Avengers)

“PARADISO is a strange trip. It’s not about cool heroes or epic fights, but rather
haunting images of death, destruction, and loss. The robots, androids, and mechanical
men who populate the pages are the stuff of nightmares. Its vision of the future feels
like the works that came out in the 1980s, in a good way. All this is to say that
PARADISO feels all at once nostalgic and totally unique.” —Nerdist

“A novel disguised as a comic book, PARADISO takes the best bits of Western
& Eastern comics and fuses them together into a visually stunning, yet utterly dystopian,
sci-fi tale.” —Ryan O’Sullivan (VOID TRIP, The Evil Within)


PARADISO, Vol. 1: Essential Singularity Available in May
PARADISO, Vol. 1: Essential Singularity Available in May

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

PARADISO Coming This December

PARADISO Coming This December
VISIT PARADISO: THE CITY THAT WANTS TO LOVE YOU BACK

All-new dystopian sci-fi series launches this December

“The sort of comic where every panel contains a world. Savour it.” —Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)

PORTLAND, OR, 09/14/2017 — Writer Ram V (Grafity’s Wall, Black Mumba), artist Dev Pramanik (Nightbloom, Black Mumba), colorist Dearbhla Kelly (James Bond: Moneypenny), and letterer Aditya Bidikar (MOTOR CRUSH, Black Mumba) team up for the mind-bending science fiction tale PARADISO this December.

“I’ve always been fascinated by cities,” said Ram. “They are a reflection of the people within them, and yet they have influence over their citizens. We build them to outlive us, but they are human places, tied in with our understanding of beauty and mortality. Architect and urban designer Rajiv Bhakat and I first conceived the idea of a city trying to understand its place in the world by understanding those who live within it. And, much like a real city, the story has grown and evolved into this crazy, dangerous, romantic, and magical place called PARADISO.”

The Midnight Event forever changed the world.

Now, centuries later, Jack Kryznan arrives on the outskirts of Paradiso City, haunted by fragments of childhood memories and in possession of a mysterious device—one with the power to change the destiny of this living breathing metropolis: the people who dwell within, and the guardians who strive for and against it.

“I've been in love with the desolate, melancholy aesthetic of dystopian landscapes for as long as I can remember,” said Pramanik. “PARADISO was a dream-come-true project for me. Every design and set piece in this comic is something that I've put a piece of my soul into. I hope that will resonate with the readers!”

“PARADISO has been a labour of love,” said Kelly. “Between its weird and fantastic sci-fi concepts and the lush, textured artwork that I get to paint, I couldn’t be more excited to be involved. We’ve created this strange new world and it’s been so much fun getting to play in it.”

“There are pages in PARADISO that come from a hive-mind of writer/artist/colorist/letterer that any one of us just couldn't have planned on our own,” added Bidikar. “PARADISO is everything comics should be.”

PARADISO #1, Cover A by Dev Pramanik (Diamond code: OCT170582) and Cover B by Christian Ward (Diamond code: OCT170583), hits comic book shops Wednesday, December 6th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 13th.


PARADISO Coming This December

PARADISO Coming This December


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.
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