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The highly anticipated REDLANDS, VOL. 1 by the bestselling, two-time Eisner award-winning Jordie Bellaire and critically acclaimed Vanesa R. del Rey will launch big on Wednesday, April 4th—with an additional, exclusive, signed edition for Independent Bookstore Day available on Saturday, April 28th.
The sultry, witchy wiles of The Witches of Eastwick mixed with the deep South flavor of Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s Southern Bastards, REDLANDS, VOL. 1 is the first book in the ongoing series.
Bellaire is currently one of the most prolific and sought-after colorists in the comics sphere. She is known for her work on such critically-acclaimed series as Vision, They’re Not Like Us, Pretty Deadly, Injection, and Autumnlands, as well as mainstream hits like Batman, Deadpool, Moon Knight, and Hawkeye.
Del Rey began her career with concept art for animation. Her work in comics has been described as dark, gritty, and mysterious with great dominance of figurative work. She is known for her work on such critically-acclaimed series as Scarlet Witch, Spider-Women Alpha, and Daredevil Annual (2016) for Marvel Comics.
Together Bellaire and Del Rey introduce REDLANDS, VOL. 1, where a mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida. In order to stay on top, sacrifices must be made. Inspired by the strange complexities of real-world politics and crime, the characters of REDLANDS, VOL. 1 play victim and villain, attempting to understand themselves and others through murder, magic, and mayhem.
Bookstores interested in submitting Independent Bookstore Day orders must do so by Friday, February 2, 2018.
REDLANDS, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0500-7, Diamond Code DEC170659) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, April 4th and bookstores on Tuesday, April 10th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 19th.
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