Peter Milligan Continues Dynamite's Creator-Owned Line With Terminal Hero
Writer Peter Milligan and artist Piotr Kowalski are coming together in August for Terminal Hero, the second in Dynamite's Creators Unleashed line of creator-owned series. Dynamite is hoping to generate some interest and bolster retailer confidence by pricing the issues at just $2.99 in their Creators Unleashed line, and making all of the books fully returnable. The first issue of Terminal Hero will also feature cover art by Before Watchmen's Jae Lee. In Terminal Hero #1, Rory Fletcher is a good man. The problem is, he's dying of an inoperable brain tumor. And then his best friend introduces him to the mysterious Treatment Q. This strange and forbidden therapy might just save Rory's life, but its nightmarish side effects could make him question just how good he really is, and just how much he really wants to live. "Terminal Hero is the book I had to write, right now," said Milligan. "It's simply unlike anything I've ever written--or read. This book laughs in the face of fear. The journey is dark, the road is littered with horrors, but it's one hell of a ride." "Peter Milligan is one of the greatest comic writers of all time, and he's bringing his unique vision, in this hard-edged look at the nature of life, death and ultimate power," added Dynamite Senior Editor Joseph Rybandt. "We're extremely excited about our Creators Unleashed line," states Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. "This line of books are all new worlds and characters that are creator driven, and with a line-up featuring Peter Milligan, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Rick Remender, Duane Swierczynski, James Robinson, Rick Remender, and more to be announced, we couldn't have a better roster of creators. With Peter Milligan launching one of the first series with Terminal Hero, fans and retailers can see that we're targeting the Vertigo and Image audience with our line up. This is an exciting initiative for us working with new creative voices, and cannot wait for fans to read and enjoy." Terminal Hero #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' June Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August 2014.