In surprising news at the Image Expo today, it was announced by Robert Kirkman that Tech Jacket would be making a dramatic reentry into the comic world with a 3 issue mini series set to release simultaneously in digital format in 2014. The Series being taken over by Joe Keatinge is no surprise since this isn’t the first series of Kirkman’s that has been passed to another writer further extending the Kirkman-Verse. It begs the question whether the issues will be made available in a comic shop near you or will Image Comics be releasing more titles exclusively in digital format. Now, can we have Brit and Astounding Wolf-Man back?
The fan-favorite series TECH JACKET, returns with an all-new three-issue digital miniseries. Written by Joe Keatinge (GLORY, HELL YEAH) and drawn by Khary Randolph (Spider-Man,Hellboy), this miniseries is the perfect introduction to Kirkman and EJ Su‘s exciting superhero.
“Tech Jacket has always been near and dear to my heart and I’ve been dying to do more adventures with Zack Thompson and crew,” said Kirkman. “While EJ and I could never quite find the time, things work out because Joe Keatinge is a better writer than I am and Khary Randolph is amazing. This book is going to be great!”
The return of TECH JACKET picks up a bit later than the original run. “The original Tech Jacket run was largely about Zach having his role as our planet’s Galactic Guardian thrust upon him, fumbling with this new title, unsure of anything he encountered,” said Keatinge. “Here Zach’s firmly in his position—perhaps even getting a little too comfortable with it—and finding out that being Earth’s defender from what lies beyond is more dangerous than he could ever imagine.”
Ravaged by the Invincible War, Zach Thompson needs some time away from being Earth’s galactic guardian. But when his vacation doesn’t go as planned, Tech Jacket must return to face a brand new threat.
TECH JACKET, issues 1-3, will all be available exclusively for one week onwww.imagecomics.com, before going live across all digital platforms. All three issues will be available simultaneously in 2014.
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