Thursday, October 26, 2006

Complete LOSERS!


I’ve been so wrapped up in all these new projects, I almost lost sight of the fact that the final LOSERS graphic novel has just been published - so if you missed out on the series first time round, now’s the perfect time to jump on board and find out what you've been missing.

You can read THE LOSERS from start to finish in five graphic novels.

It's a contemporary action-thriller about a U.S. Special Forces team who are betrayed by their CIA handler. Targeted for assasination after they learn too much about one of the Agency’s dirtier operations, they decide to fight back the only way they know how - by declaring war on the CIA itself - and in doing so, find themselves embroiled in a top-level conspiracy using falsified intelligence to seize control of the Middle East’s oil supply.

Thing is, I started writing THE LOSERS over a year before we even invaded Iraq. Funny how things turn out, ennit... ?

THE LOSERS won the 2004 National Comics Award for Best New Comic, and was nominated for the 2004 Eisner Award for Best New Series.

Warner Bros are turning it into a movie.

Now if you only want to read comics about grown men in tights agonizing about relationship issues and bemoaning their burden of responsibility, then THE LOSERS probably isn't for you. But if you want some ballsy entertainment that doesn't treat you like a fucking idiot, you could do worse than start here.

THE LOSERS wasn't my first collaboration with the indecently talented Jock, and it won't be the last - our next gig is GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE, out next year.

Here’s what people are saying about THE LOSERS:

"Never miss an issue. I'm down with The Losers in a big way. It's tough to make international espionage fresh, and I love that book." -- JOSS WHEDON

"A terriffic caper created by British scribe Andy Diggle... With a muscular visual style - courtesy of resident artist Jock - already in place, even Hollywood can't fuck up The Losers." -- EMPIRE

"The Losers, the best comic book not yet on the big screen, is optioned for the big screen." -- NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"If there's a more consistently enthralling, action-packed comic than this, I'll eat my hat... Hollywood will be lucky if it can pull off a caper flick that’s half as entertaining as The Losers." -- AIN’T IT COOL NEWS

"Diggle's writing is sharp as steel, the plots are packed with action and intrigue, and Jock's craggy artwork, filled with noirish shadows, suits the story very well." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Diggle writes with a Hollywood-by-way-of-the-UK savvy... Jock supplies the vibrantly intense art. A- " -- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"Diggle and Jock have made sure readers come out ahead on the classic bang-for-buck exchange." -- PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

"This series is much more than just an action-packed extravaganza. There’s real depth to this series. Depth to the plot. Depth in the characters. It’s as intriguing as it is exciting, and as suspenseful as it is powerful... The Losers is the comic book equivalent of dynamite... Shockingly good stuff." -- C.H.U.D.

All five LOSERS graphic novels are available at a discount from Mars Import, Amazon and Amazon UK.

Prefer to try before you buy? You can download an 8-page preview from THE LOSERS Mini-Site.

Off you go then.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Like A Virgin...


And now I can reveal that the "offer I couldn't refuse" is a project I'm developing for Virgin Comics with LOCK STOCK / SNATCH writer-director Guy Ritchie.

THE GAMEKEEPER is a Director's Cut mini-series about a killer who's more in touch with the natural world than he is with his own humanity. Guy came up with the original character and premise, and I'm developing it into a 10-issue series to be illustrated by DEVI's Mukesh Singh.

Hopefully I'll be able to reveal more details when I speak to Comic Book Resources about it soon. Busy old week...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

HELLBLAZER


And for my next trick, I'll be taking over as the regular writer on Vertigo's flagship title HELLBLAZER from issue 230.

Check out my interview with Newsarama for more, including some tasty design sketches by Leo Manco. That guy really knows how to put that Fuck You look in Constantine's eye...

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL, GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE and now HELLBLAZER. It's like waiting for a bus, ennit? Nothing for ages, and then three come along at once...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE


It's official.

Jock and I are re-teaming for the first time since we finished THE LOSERS.

Zero spandex. Just a man, a bow, a jungle island and two dozen homicidal Kalashnikov-wielding heroin traffickers.

Complications, as they say, ensue.

GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE. 2007.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Lancaster Comic Con

I'll be joining Bryan Talbot and a host of small press creators at the first ever Lancaster Comic Con, which is being held on October 28th in the spectacular Ashton Memorial at the heart of Lancaster's Williamson Park.

It promises to be a small but perfectly formed event, with an emphasis on indie/small press comics. There'll be signings, sketches, competitions and a comic art exhibition. Bring the kids!