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IDW Welcomes You to The Jungle With The Cape: 1969

March 21st, 2012 by Marc Comments

The Cape is an Eisner Award-nominated series created by Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill and now his origins is revealed in a new miniseries published by IDW!

If it’s half as good as Hill’s current series Locke & Key with IDW then we’re all in for a real treat…

Press release: 
When a medevac helicopter is shot down over enemy territory against the raging, chilling backdrop of the Vietnam War, a crew of American soldiers must battle strange terrain and the cunning, native Vietcong for survival. As hours pass without hope for a rescue, both sides discover something more terrifying and deadly yet.

Featuring a story by original Cape creators Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella and art and colors by The Cape colorist/Road Rage artist Nelson Daniel, The Cape: 1969 is the origin of darkly thrilling, Eisner-nominated miniseries.

“The Cape is one of my favorite miniseries we’ve ever published, and certainly one of the darkest,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’ Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “And it’s one I’m all too happy to revisit here, especially since this series is such an original extension of the storyline and not just re-treading what you’ve already seen. Also, I want to see what levels of depravity the characters—and the creators—sink to this time around.”

Original series artist Zach Howard will also return to provide covers for the series and contribute some special images to the interiors as well.

“Seeing the first mini-series for THE CAPE come together was electrifying: Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel cooked up something wonderfully weird and nasty and surprising, a dark and powerful character story,” said Hill. “Also, they allowed a flying psycho to drop a baby grizzly bear on some cops. So that was awesome.”

“In that first run, the team explored what would happen if an incredible power fell into the hands of a sociopath,” Hill continued. “In this new one, Jason and Nelson join forces to reveal the dark origin of that power. I can’t wait.”

When desperate soldiers are pushed to their limits, what malevolent forces will come to the surface?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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