Kill a Man original graphic novel hits your local comic book store on October 7, but thanks to AfterShock Comic, Monkeys Fighting Robots has an exclusive four-page preview for our readers.
The book is written by Steve Orlando & Phillip Kennedy Johnson, with art & colors by Al Morgan, and you will read Jim Campbell’s letter work.
About Kill a Man:
The Truth is Worth Fighting For.
As a child, James Bellyi watched his father die in the ring as payback for slurs he threw at his opponent. Today, James is a Mixed Martial Arts star at the top of his game, and one of the most popular fighters in the world…until he’s outed as gay in his title shot press conference.
Abandoned overnight by his training camp, his endorsements, his fans, and his sport, to regain his title shot, Bellyi is forced to turn to the last person he ever wanted to see again: Xavier Mayne, a gay, once-fighter in his own right…and the man James watched kill his father.
A singular achievement from writers Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, DEAD KINGS) and Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Aquaman, Adventure Time, The Last Time), and artist Al Morgan (Midnighter, Daredevil, Battlestar Galactica).
KILL A MAN will be printed in a 6.5 x 9.5 softcover format.
Enjoy the preview below:
After reading the synopsis, this story is going to go after your heart. The color palette and words are strong; I need to read the next page. Is Mayne going to fight back?
With my love of Rocky films, the fight ring always gets my blood pumping, and it makes for a great introduction to a story as you can go from a wide focus to a very intimate focal point quickly.
What did the announcer sound like in your head, this is what it sounded like to me: