A few years back, Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore made some noise with The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, a fairly dark tale of a man who sends away for Charles Atlas-ish Hercules Method and discovers that with his newfound physique and powers come the attention of a murder cult. And then things get a little bloody. Okay… a lot bloody. Jordan quickly got the attention of Valiant and DC. Moore got the attention of Marvel. Along the way they did two more mini’s with the character: The Legend of Luther Strode and The Legacy of Luther Strode.
In October, Image is putting out Luther Strode: The Complete Series, a hard cover big enough to do some damage that collects all 18 issues of the original titles.
Official PR follows and then some art:
Fan-favorite writer Justin Jordan (SPREAD, THE FAMILY TRADE) and artist Tradd Moore (Venom, All-New Ghost Rider) deliver the complete, critically-acclaimed LUTHER STRODE series collected into one hardcover volume for the first time this October in LUTHER STRODE: THE COMPLETE SERIES. It will collect THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6, THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6, and THE LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6.
“Luther sent away for the Hercules Method and it changed his life. I sent Luther Strode away to Image, and it changed my life,” said Jordan. “Fortunately, that worked out a lot better for me than it did for Luther in the book. It’s amazing to see the book that started my career as one hardcover edition, and even for people who’ve been with us the whole journey, there’s tons in here never seen by anyone but me, Tradd and Felipe until now.”
Moore added: “It’s an honor and a joy to have our whole series collected in this incredible hardcover format, and I can’t wait to share it with readers old and new. Prepare your eyes for a BLOODBATH!”
Luther Strode is an average teenage nerd until he sends away for The Hercules Method, a bodybuilding course that promises to give him the body of his dreams. But the powers he unleashes make him a target for a murder cult as old as mankind, cost him almost everything, and take him across the world in the fight to take back his life.
LUTHER STRODE (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0324-9, Diamond Code JUL170750) will hit stores on Wednesday, October 4th.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.