From Panda Dogs to Gator-Snakes…and Griffins!
Arriving in January 2015 is a creator-owned three-issue miniseries from IDW Publishing in alliance with Comics Experience Publishing called, “CREATURE COPS: SPECIAL VARMINT UNIT” and we’ve been kindly been sent a few pages from creator Rob Anderson for you to have a sneak peek…
CREATURE COPS: SPECIAL VARMINT UNIT tells the story of burned-out animal cop Al Kaminski, as he investigates a death cult with ties to a case from his past. But, in the style of a police ensemble drama, it also follows all the officers of the precinct, in cases ranging from fighting rings to hoarding.
“In this world, gene-spliced animals are commonplace, so instead of dealing with pit bulls or the occasional alligator, they’re facing Horned Mastiffs and gigantic gator-snakes,” said writer Rob Anderson. “Then, the officers discover a nest of what looks like mythological griffins and things really start to get out of control.”
According to Comics Experience President Andy Schmidt said, “With this alliance, we’re offering up-and-coming creators a chance to reach a broader audience, and we’re excited to be launching with the drama, madness, and humor of CREATURE COPS.”
CREATURE COPS: SPECIAL VARMINT UNIT is written by Rob Anderson (REX, ZOMBIE KILLER; MY LITTLE PONY) with interior art by Fernando Melek (CROSSED: WISH YOU WERE HERE), inks by Novo Malgapo, interior colors by Juan Romera, cover colors by Kevin Volo, letters and design by E.T. Dollman, and edits by Paul Allor (TMNT, GI JOE), Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience), and Bobby Curnow (IDW).
Issue #1 is available for pre-order in the November Diamond PREVIEWS catalog. (Order Code: NOV140526) Each issue will be a full-color, standard trim comic book, priced at $3.99, and may be pre-ordered at your local comic shop. It is rated TEEN+ for mature themes, language, and violence.
Check out a previous interview we had with Rob Anderson a few months back here
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