David Lapham, the Eisner Award–winning creator of the smash hit Stray Bullets, is writing and drawing his own series again for the first time in five years, debuting next month! Now, on the eve of Final Order Cutoff for the first issue, Dark Horse announces an original story to be featured in next year’s FCBD offerings!
Called “a perfect start to an addictive new serial” by Newsarama after its run in the Eisner and Harvey Award–winning anthology Dark Horse Presents, Juice Squeezers follows a covert group of tweens who form the main line of defense for the residents of Weeville against an army of giant bugs. The only ones who can fit into the cramped subterranean battlefield, the aptly named Juice Squeezers keep the endless swarm of bugs from overrunning the city. That is, until a new kid moves to town and threatens to awaken a dormant bug population. The exterminators may become the exterminated in this all-ages adventure story!
Available for download today, and free for the next week, is the critically acclaimed storyline from the series debut in Dark Horse’s flagship anthology, so fans will have the chance to see for themselves what everyone is talking about! Read the first chapter and tell your retailer that you are on board for this fun new series in the vein of The Goonies and Stand by Me!
Praise for Juice Squeezers:
“How the hell can I ignore David Lapham writing and drawing again! My god that was a nice treat to discover and upon reading . . . I’m really looking forward to the next chapter and Lapham’s art was fantastic.”—Comic Bastards
“It’s a modern take on the innumerable monster movies of the 1950s that featured enormous bugs . . . The character dynamics are still in play, even as the group contends with maggots the size of corgis.”—Unleash the Fanboy
Juice Squeezers #1 (of 4) is on sale January 1, 2014, in comic shops everywhere!
Juice Squeezers #0 is available for free download today, exclusively through Digital.DarkHorse.com!
Free Comic Day 2014 will take place on May 3, 2014!