– “It's The Dance Of Death” –
Los Angeles, CA (September, 2017) – Bastard’s Waltz, an all-new, full-length adult crime/conspiracy saga, releases as a trade paperback book on September 27, 2017, courtesy of Darby Pop Publishing. This graphic novel was written by Mark Bertolini with art and cover by Giovanni Guida.
Logline: Bastard’s Waltz is a super-powered thriller with both unlikely friendship and tragic duplicity at its cold heart. When superhuman miscreant John the Bastard is targeted for death, he forces a young Secret Service Agent (Ezekiel Sweet) to protect both his life and his secrets. But, Sweet has secrets of his own…
Series Synopsis: John the Bastard is the world’s most dangerous supervillain; his name alone has struck fear into the hearts of most heroes for decades. But now John finds himself in the crosshairs of a talented upstart, and only Secret Service protection specialist Ezekiel Sweet can keep John safe from the swarm of psychopaths heading his way. With Sweet a reluctant guardian, a traitor in their midst, and John’s skills markedly slipping, who will survive the ultimate showdown?
“Similar in tone to Super-Crooks by Mark Millar and the Clint Eastwood film In the Line of Fire – and featuring a striking design aesthetic and muted palette, Bastard’s Waltz surprises at every grisly turn,” said Jeff Kline, founder of Darby Pop Publishing.
The Bastard’s Waltz trade paperback hits comic book stores, bookstores, and online retailers in September 27, 2017, and will be available for $19.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code JUL171819.
For a listing of Bastard’s Waltz, visit https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUL171819.
About Darby Pop Publishing
Founder Jeff Kline started Darby Pop Publishing with the goal of using the visual medium of sequential art – aka comic books – to tell all-new stories. As a life-long lover of the form, Jeff convinced a small circle of his movie/TV friends to join him as he “broke into” comics after writing/producing more than 1000 episodes of television over the past two decades. Four years and nearly one hundred separate releases later, Darby Pop Publishing continues to be a creator-owned labor of love.