Live On Kickstarter - The Last Spartan: Red Tape
Available in softcover or hardcover
Newly running on Kickstarter is a cross between Sons Of Anarchy and The Punisher from Christopher Priest & Tyler Mane, check out the details of The Last Spartan: Red Tape.
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Tyler Mane and Christopher Priest’s Bold & Gritty OGN Confronts Human Trafficking
Now live on Kickstarter, the new action/crime fiction graphic novel THE LAST SPARTAN: RED TAPE from renowned actor Tyler Mane (X-MEN, TROY, Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN), former EIC of Top Cow Productions and current Managing Editor for Darby Pop Publishing Renae Geerlings (WITCHBLADE, FATHOM, BRUCE LEE: THE DRAGON RISES), and Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Priest (BLACK PANTHER, VAMPIRELLA).
For fans of THE PUNISHER and SONS OF ANARCHY, the 144-page full-color OGN is inspired by the novel series THE LAST SPARTAN by John F. Saunders and features art by Marc Silvestri (BATMAN & THE JOKER: THE DEADLY DUO, CYBERFORCE, WOLVERINE), Will Conrad (BLACK PANTHER, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER), Jimbo Salgado (BATMAN UNHINGED), Michael Montenat (HAPPY HOUR), Siya Oum (LOLA XOXO), Seth Adams (SNOW OWL), Charles de Lauzirika (BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT), and Ron Leary (RED SONJA). Letters by Troy Peteri (ARMY OF DARKNESS).
THE LAST SPARTAN: RED TAPE features exclusive covers to be announced!
In the gritty underground world of Downtown Atlanta, an unexpected vigilante operates outside the bounds of government bureaucracy.
Frank Kane, the last known survivor of The Last Spartans MC, walks a perilous path guided by ancient Spartan maxims, but his journey takes an otherworldly turn as visions and omens from the gods beckon him to break his parole and risk his freedom to rescue a kidnapped child from the clutches of Atlanta's human trafficking underworld. When determined decoy agent Amanda Harper crosses his path, fed up with government bureaucracy and on a mission to "save them all," they both find an unlikely ally in a monumental showdown against an international cartel.
Tyler Mane spoke of the project:
“Doing research for this graphic novel opened my eyes to the reality of human trafficking. Then, after talking with people across the country and across the world—hearing their stories, putting faces and names to the tragedies—I realized I HAD to do something. Something more. This book is one way to start the conversation.”
“John F. Saunders’ electrifying novel puts Frank Kane, reimagined as Tyler Mane, into the dark world of human trafficking, a global epidemic more pervasive than I’d realized until I became involved with this project,” said Christopher Priest. “It’s been a sobering journey of discovery for me, along with Tyler, editor Renae Geerlings, and some of the industry’s top artistic talent, to build out a fictional thriller about a real-life tragedy. Tyler has helped evolve Saunders’ Frank Kane into a new kind of action hero whose commitment to an ancient Spartan code sets him at odds with today’s more fungible moral ethics. Writing Tyler-as-Frank was a lot of fun and a real challenge to confound traditional expectations and heroic values.”
"I've been editing comics for over 25 years, and my favorite part of that has been the community, the people I have had the pleasure of working with,” added book editor Renae Geerlings. “So to have some of those artists come back after all this time and do me the personal favor of helping me to see my first personal project come to fruition was REALLY special. We've been developing this one for a long time and watching it evolve and take form with the help of some dear friends is a new highlight in my career."
Available in softcover and hardcover, the campaign includes additional perks including a script book, preview foil cover, a limited holiday ‘hello’ from Tyler Mane, and more!
The campaign for THE LAST SPARTAN: RED TAPE ends Nov. 16.