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Third Eye Faithful, if there’s one thing we love, it’s discovering incredible new comics, and the new ongoing IMAGE series GOD COUNTRY absolutely blew us away.
Reminiscent of cult favorite Matthew Wagner’s MAGE: THE HERO DISCOVERED / HERO DEFINED mixed with Jason Aaron’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS, this blend of bigger-than-life myth and down-to-earth hardboiled crime drama is a must-read that embodies everything we love about the spirit of Image Comics!
In fact, we were so impressed with issue #1, that we reached out immediately to writer Donny Cates, and said “HEY! You gotta come meet all of our awesome Third Eye Faithful!”
And, so, on 2/18/17, Donny will be coming to Third Eye to sign your copies of GOD COUNTRY #1 & #2, as well as all of his other projects (including one of our other favorites, BUZZKILL!)
What’s GOD COUNTRY all about?
God Country delivers a read that blends the gritty hard-hitting drama of Jason Aaron’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS with classic hero myths like THOR and KING ARTHUR into one amazing read.
In GOD COUNTRY, we meet Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn’t just a problem for his children-his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle.
When a tornado levels his home-as well as the surrounding West Texas town-a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage.
The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however.
He’s now the only man who can face the otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State…
Other Projects by Donny Cates
One of our first exposures to Donny’s work, and one of our personal favorites, is the totally rad mini-series, BUZZKILL!
In BUZZKILL, we’re given a very different take on the superhero origin story, and we’re pretty sure you’re gonna love it.
Ruben is not your average alcoholic; he’s an unstoppable superhero who derives his powers from imbibing massive amounts of alcohol. After all the disasters his addiction has caused, he’s ready to get clean.
When he joins a twelve-step recovery program, the city’s supervillains couldn’t be happier!
We’ll have plenty of copies of the BUZZKILl graphic novel on hand to hook you up!
Another series we totally loved that Donny wrote is THE PAYBACKS, which is a super fun twist on the superhero team concept.
In THE PAYBACKS, heroism doesn’t come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like IOUs.
Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs!
We know you guys and gals love lining up early, and having fun waiting to meet your favorite creators, and we like encouraging the totally fun and totally rad community vibe it brings.
And with a signing this big – we know there’s some of you who will want to pop up a tent – so we’re hooking you up with something extra cool for lining up early and hanging out!