Somebody may have really missed out on a branding opportunity when they didn’t opt to start a formal “Donny Cates Library.” It seems like everything the man’s done is getting a trade paperback from Image and has had a press release drop in the last couple of weeks. Something about striking while the iron’s hot?
The latest announcement is The Ghost Fleet: The Whole Goddamned Thing, written by the aforementioned Mr. Cates with artists Daniel Warren Johnson, Lauren Affe, and John J. Hill. It collects The Ghost Fleet #1-8, with some new extras, behind the scenes material and an alternate ending.
The Ghost Fleet concerns an elite combat-trained trucker working for a service that moves dangerous cargo discretely, who lands in the middle of a conspiracy when sneaks a peak at his cargo.
Official PR follows:
All eight issues of the critically acclaimed miniseries THE GHOST FLEET—from writer Donny Cates (GOD COUNTRY, REDNECK) with artists Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY), Lauren Affe, and John J. Hill—will be collected for the first time into a deluxe, over-the-top volume and available this November from Image Comics.
“I am so incredibly proud to be able to finally bring this insane story to one deluxe volume. The Ghost Fleet is one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of, and it makes me so happy to expose it to an entirely new set of readers,” said Cates. “For fans of Daniel Warren Johnson’s beautifully insane and frenetic art, it’s a chance to see where it all began. Featuring never-before-seen extras and behind-the-scenes features including the alternate ending that never was! This is the collection I’ve been dreaming of for a very long time. Come and join us on this crazy, over-the-top adventure one final time.”
For the world’s most valuable, dangerous, or secretive cargo, you don’t call just any trucking service…you call THE GHOST FLEET. When one of the world’s most elite combat-trained truckers takes a forbidden peek at his payload, he uncovers a conspiracy that will change his life, and the world, forever.
THE GHOST FLEET: THE WHOLE GODDAMNED THING (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0440-6, Diamond Code JUN178533) will hit stores on Wednesday, November 29th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, October 9th.
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