Exclusive: Dark Horse Gets Deadlocked

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Dark Horse wants to tell the fans about a new comic book property that is making big headlines.
DEADLOCKE, from Dark Horse Comics, is based on the young adult novel Venomous by Chris Krovatin (and is already being adapted for a feature film) and is written by Arvid Nelson (of the Rex Mundi series) and illustrated by Nick Stakal (artist on the current Criminal Macabre series, Cell Block 666).

The comic book hits shelves November 18th, but Dark Horse wanted to give the fans a sneak peek into what all the buzz is about.  They send over some great content to share exclusively via Broken Frontier, including the first few pages in various stages of comic book creation (pencils, inks, colors).







This is how the press release reads:
Dark Horse partners with 72 Productions for a special one shot comic book tie-in to Christopher Krovatin’s Venomous, the Simon & Schuster young adult novel, currently in the works as a feature film, produced by the Los Angeles based company run by Jen Chaiken and Sebastian Dungan .

Deadlocke mixes real life and young adult themes with escapist comic book fantasy, to  tell the story of a Manhattan teenager whose world is turned upside down when the dark alter ego who exists in his drawings threatens to take over his life. Locke Vinetti must learn to control his newfound strength at the risk of losing Renee, the darkly beautiful girl of his dreams. This internal struggle eventually culminates into a brutal rooftop battle where the characters’ lives, and souls, hang in the balance.

Novel author and screenwriter Chris Krovatin’s other credits include 2005’s Heavy Metal and You.  He is currently working on his first adult novel for Broadway Books, expected to be finished within the next year. This special comic tie-in is written by Rex Mundi writer, Arvid Nelson, and illustrated by Nick Stakal, artist on the current Criminal Macabre series, Cell Block 666.

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