Asylum Press will publish Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns as a “digital first” 3-issue mini-series available on Comixology, Comics Plus, Graphicly and My Digital Comics. The series will also be collected into a stand alone eBook for the KindleFire, Nook, Kobo, and iBookstore.
The release dates for each issue of the comic book are:
Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns #1 – Aug 1, 2012
Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns #2 – Aug 8, 2012
Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns #3 – Aug 15, 2012
“I’m really excited to be working with Chuck Brown and Philipp Neundorf to publish this exciting, action-packed story,” publisher Frank Forte says. “Trench Coats has a dark storyline and twisted characters. It’s exactly what Asylum Press wants to bring to the masses.”
The story centers around a mysterious hitman named Trypp who only relies on three things – his trench coat, cigarettes and shotgun – as he navigates a dangerous world filled with mech-wielding gangsters, demonic Mafioso and demons that run wild on earth. A new kind of crime family that has emerged in New York City uses ancient satanic rituals to gain the speed, strength and other attributes of demons. When the mob murders Trypp’s friend, he embraces the darkness in his soul, leaving a path of death and destruction to avenge her.
“Working with Philipp Neundorf was a writer’s dream,” says writer Chuck Brown, “though we bumped heads now and again he was able to take the world of Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns to new heights. Assembling this book took a lot of time and sleepless nights, but in the end I think we created something unique and special. Take away all the demons, death, magic and mayhem in the book and you’re left with a simple story about a grain of good trying to stay afloat in a sea of evil. Something I think a lot of people can relate to nowadays.”
Artist Philipp Neundorf explains the creative process behind the book series, “Doing a full color page per day for around three months is an intense undertaking, even more so when collaborating with strong personalities like Chuck. Often enough we were crushing our heads like Trypp does to the demons in the book. However, after looking at the final pages, it was worth the fight. Doing comics that have to compete with the big-name titles out there in the market is tough.”