Hard-To-Find Cult Tome Reissued, SDCC Exclusive Announced...
Back in 2010, artist Dan LuVisi sold the movie rights to his sci-fi graphic novel Last Man Standing (LMS): Killbook of a Bounty Hunter to Paramount Pictures (read our story HERE). Published by Heavy Metal, the first edition of the book quickly found a devoted fan following (including myself), selling out fast and fetching upwards of $400 on Amazon for a copy.
As the LMS motion picture deal moves forward (2015-2016 release window), those looking to immerse themselves in LuVisi's rich sci-fi vision are being given a second chance. Dark Horse Comics is set to reprint the hard-to-find cult tome. The massive hardcover book (15" x 12", 272-pages) will include thirty pages of all-new material and a new cover (pictured top). Like the original release, the reissue takes the form of a scrapbook filled with maps, history, over forty character biographies and dossiers, tons of faux advertisements, and much, much more. Pre-orders of the re-issue are currently being accepted at Amazon, LMS priced at $40 and slated for release this December.
For those that can't wait until this winter, Dark Horse has announced that a limited San Diego Comic-Con exclusive edition is currently in the works, with a special cover shown above, which will only be for sale through Dark Horse at Comic-Con International 2013. Further details to be announced.
Source: Dark Horse/ Dan LuVisiMore on Last Man Standing: Meet Gabriel—last of a genetically engineered breed of supersoldiers known as the Paladin. After winning an interstellar war between Earth and Mars, Gabriel is celebrated back home and given the new title of Protector of Amerika. All goes well for the newly entitled superhero as he begins to rid the streets of the scum that plagues it. However, as Gabriel is distracted by his duties, a terrorist organization known as Pandemonium frames the hero for a series of atrocious crimes.
Now stripped of his title and prestige, Gabriel is sentenced to the notorious Level-9 Facility, where he endures nine long years of torture and imprisonment. But as the clock ticks down to Gabriel’s eventual demise, he is introduced to the elusive Agent O, who offers the Paladin a chance at redemption. Learn his story—and that of his allies and enemies—through Gabriel’s eyes, as he begins to orchestrate his revenge in the scarred and vivid world of New Amerika.