Monday, November 21, 2016

The first five issues collected into trade paperback this January

Writer/artist Raffaele Ienco (SYMMETRY, EPIC KILL) will release the first trade paperback collection of his sapient sci-fi series MECHANISM this January from Image Comics and Top Cow Productions.

In the aftermath of an alien invasion, a prototype military robot is rushed into the field before it is combat-ready. Now, attached to a group of survivors, it studies them to learn what it means to be human. Will it come to see humanity as worthy, or will it conclude that the human race isn’t worth saving at all?

MECHANISM TP VOLUME 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0032-3) hits comic book stores Wednesday, January 18th and bookstores Tuesday, January 24th. It can be ordered by retailers with Diamond code NOV160689, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Select praise for MECHANISM:

Mechanism is my book of the year! This has the potential to be one of the biggest releases that Image has had since The Walking Dead.” —Comic Crusaders

“An intriguing premise, gorgeous art and tantalizing mysteries... I look forward to seeing Raffaele Ienco’s story unfold.” —J.M. DeMatteis (Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt)

“Beautiful art and taut, no-nonsense storytelling.” —SlackJaw Punks

Mechanism is quite simply the coolest story I’ve seen in quite some time and the art will blow your mind.” —Kevin Eastman (co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

“Raffaele Ienco is writing, drawing, painting and lettering a thrilling story that will suck you into its vortex from the first page. Mechanism is a winner.” —Viktor Bogdanovic (Batman: Arkham Knight, New Superman)

“Whether it’s the cinematic transition between panels or the raw emotion (or lack thereof), [Raffaele Ienco] gives us a sense of great depth and atmosphere, highlighting the futuristic landscape perfectly.” —Snap Pow
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