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Stuck on a Bad Planet

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This December, Raw Entertainment and Image Comics bring you a terrifying epic of alien invasion. Acclaimed horror writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) and fan-favorite actor Thomas Jane (The Punisher, Stander) combine forces with a stable of comics’ most talented artists to take readers to BAD PLANET.

BAD PLANET is the first of many projects to be released under the Raw Entertainment banner.  Together, Jane and Niles will create not only comic books, but independent horror films unencumbered by the Hollywood development system.  Niles says of his co-writer and partner, “Tom’s great to work with. I’ve never met anybody so consistently enthusiastic.  We worked out an outline for BAD PLANET based on us talking and then from there we took turns writing.  So far, it’s worked out great.  Two writers adds layers that one writer can’t.”

BAD PLANET begins when a Near Earth Object (NEO) careens toward our planet and splits before crash-landing in Bloedriver, South Africa, and Washington, D.C.  When a race of arachnid-like aliens emerges from the downed crafts, mankind falls a step down on the food chain.  The human race stands powerless against the monsters that would prey on it like cattle and use Earth as a nest for their thousands of eggs.  At our darkest hour, a lone alien warrior may be our only salvation.  But, his time is short – his intergalactic captors are en route to reclaim him, and mankind wants to kill him.

The BAD PLANET is Earth.

The invasion begins now in a special web-exclusive trailer created by Jane himself, available on his web site at http://www.thomasjane.com/badplanet/.

Jane is enthusiastic about his first foray into comic books: “I wanted to create a book that I would have loved to have discovered on the shelf at my local comic store – a book in the tradition of the fantastic pulps of the 1940s; the E.C. comics of the 1950s; Creepy, Eerie and Blazing Combat's of the 1960s and ‘70s; and the Twisted Tales and Alien Worlds from the 1980s and ‘90s by Bruce Jones.  We are putting together an all-star cast of artists, including Tim Bradstreet (covers of The Punisher and Hellblazer), Lewis Larosa (The Punisher: The Cell), and one of my all-time favorites, Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing, Frankenstein).

“From my perspective working on BAD PLANET is the kind of project I've been searching for a long time. It's a concept that has it's roots in the old EC style Horror and Sci Fi comics which were a huge influence on all of us,” says Bradstreet. “Tom's a passionate guy with fantastic ideas and a pure love of the comics medium. Working with Tom, Steve and Lewis is a pleasure as it is such a collaborative effort. BAD PLANET is very much a dream realized on many levels for all of us involved.”

Bradstreet will be inking Larosa’s nightmarish pencil-work and drawing two covers for the series while Wrightson will draw at least one cover with other cover artists to be announced. Grant Goleash will be providing colors.

Larosa says “I'm extremely excited and honored to have the opportunity to work with a group of guys who are all at the top of their fields and help them bring their high-octane sci-fi action epic to life.  I think the book is really going to grab readers by the *****.”

BAD PLANET is just the beginning for Raw Entertainment.  With their punk-rock, take-no-prisoners attitude, Niles & Jane stand poised to kick the comic and film industry’s doors open to bring fans entertainment unlike anything they’ve ever seen.  On the film front, they’re in advance negotiations with a major independent film studio to produce films based on their material.

Jane says: “This is my way of giving back to a genre and a community of artists that had a great and lasting effect on my own development -- for better or worse!”

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