- Posted by Johanna on September 26, 2006 at 11:40 am
- Category: Comic News
Break-out talent Rick Remender (Strange Girl, Sea of Red) teams with Eisner-nominated artist Tony Moore (The Walking Dead, Exterminators) and Russ Manning award winner Jerome Opena (Lone) to tell the story of the last of the Fear Agents, the band of Texans who once defended Earth from an onslaught of alien annihilation. Fear Agent is the story of a man stripped of all that he loved; his home, his family, and his world. These days, Heath Houston spends his hours with only his ship’s onboard computer system and a bottle of whiskey to keep him company, putting himself in constant danger for low wages and little thanks.
“We’re all very excited to see Fear Agent become a part of the Dark Horse creator-owned line. Sitting besides such esteemed titles as The Goon, Hellboy, and Sin City is quite an honor.” said Remender. “Between Tony Moore and I ramping up to work on the origin of the Fear Agents and Jerome Opena and I hard at work on Heath Huston’s ongoing adventures, we’ll continue to rocket Sci-Fi forward with everyone’s favorite drunken alien exterminator at the helm.”
“Being able to return to the series in alternating arcs with the brilliant Jerome Opena and having the full support of Dark Horse is a dream come true. Everyone plans on bringing their absolute “A” game as Fear Agent readers have come to expect.” remarked Tony Moore.
“I did my first work for Dark Horse on Lone and it’ll be great to work with them again. Everyone has been super supportive and incredibly enthusiastic about Fear Agent.” sang Jerome Opena.
This coming February Dark Horse will be reprinting the first trade paperback collection originally released by Image Comics as well as the first edition of volume 2, with the series picking up again in its monthly form later in the spring.
The series was too macho for me, but I find it interesting that this isn’t the first title to move from Image to Dark Horse (following Rex Mundi). Is Dark Horse’s reported in with the movie industry a draw? (Should we next expect to see news about Fear Agent being optioned?) Image is reportedly handsoff, so long as you pay their fees. Do some creators want more attention and input? What does Dark Horse provide that Image doesn’t in these cases?