Brian Joines and Jake Elphick Pen a High Stakes Time-Hopping Road Race Across Ten Action-Packed Issues
ST. LOUIS, MO–Lion Forge continues to ramp up its 2019 line of creator-owned comic book series with concepts every bit as original and unique as the creators behind them. Today, in conjunction with the opening of Wonder Con in Anaheim, CA, the publisher announces an all-new, high-stakes series from creators Brian Joines (Krampus, IMAGINE Agents) and Jake Elphick (Millarworld, Twisted Dark,WWE)! Backtrack is one part Fast and Furious, one part Back to the Future, with a healthy dash of The Hunger Games!
“Lion Forge is home to some of the most diverse and entertaining books on the shelves, and I’m thrilled Backtrack now gets to be counted among them,” says series co-creator Brian Joines. “Working with editor Jasmine Amiri has been a fantastic experience and I couldn’t ask for a better creative partner than Jake Elphick. I can’t wait for readers to get behind the wheel and take our story of racing, redemption, and raptors out for a spin.”
If you had a chance to fix a mistake from your past, would you take it? Alyson Levy’s life as a "wheelman" for various criminals resulted in a tragedy which left her heartbroken to this day. When she hears news of a massive cross-country car race granting the winner the opportunity to correct a single mistake in their life, Alyson couldn’t say no. But there's one small catch. Each leg covers a different period in history. Drivers will have to contend with the world outside: barbarian hordes, dinosaurs, medieval warriors, even the far-flung future…all while keeping ahead of the competition and contending with treacherous roadways. Survival may be the only way to win; and to right history, Alyson will drive from the Big Bang to the death knell of the universe.
“It was Emerald City almost one year ago, exactly, when Brian Joines sat across from me at a café and elevator pitched a story about a woman’s unflagging shot at atonement set against the backdrop of a history-spanning car race,” says Lion Forge editor Jasmine Amiri. “In the middle of all of the commotion of this bustling comic con, Brian’s story stood out like a beacon—he clearly had something incredible cooking. And with Jake Elphick joining our crew, we knew we had found someone who could make each page feel kinetic, dynamic, and FAST. Buckle-up, kids--Backtrack is going to be as hard-hitting as they come.”
Backtrack will be solicited in the July-dated PREVIEWS catalog for release in September, offered to retailers in a fully returnable standard comic format, priced at $3.99. Further details to be revealed in the coming months!
About Lion Forge Comics:
Lion Forge strives to publish comics for everyone to enjoy, regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, or cultural background. The original graphic novel Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven was nominated for three Glyph Awards, as well as the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, and Lighter Than My Shadow was voted the 2017 Graphic Novel of the Year by Amazon. In 2018, the Dwayne McDuffie Award-winning Upgrade Soul was selected as one of the year’s best books by Publisher’s Weekly. Lion Forge Comics includes the Roar imprint for young adults, the Caracal imprint for middle-grade aged children, the CubHouse imprint for early readers, and the Quillion imprint, bringing together comics and tabletop gaming. It is also home to the Magnetic Collection of premium and critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels, boasting multiple Eisner Award nominees. Across multiple imprints and formats that include licensed properties like DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, original works from top independent creators, and the original and all-inclusive Catalyst Prime superhero universe, Lion Forge publishes something for every level of comic book fan, young and old.
Lion Forge Comics—Comics for Everyone. Visit www.lionforge.com for more information.
Lion Forge Facebook: facebook.com/LionForge/
Lion Forge Twitter: twitter.com/lionforge