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Pay Tribute to 80’s Movie Magic with “Sexcastle”

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 6:58 am by Tyler Waterman

If there’s one thing you can say about Image, it’s that they love sex. In their titles, I mean. (Ok, probably also the actual activity as well, but I’m not one to jump to conclusions.) And honestly, who can blame them? Sex was a critical darling, and Sex Criminals is one of the most popular titles from a publisher that has nothing but popular titles, and nearly rivals Saga when it comes to positive internet chatter.

This March, they add another sexy entry to their lineup with the graphic novel Sexcastle. However, this isn’t about a castle full of people bumping uglies; that’s most likely reserved for an issue of Sex Criminals. Instead, Sexcastle is creator Kyle Starks’ homage to everything that made 80’s movies good, bad and ugly.

As a huge fan of all the things that made 80’s cinema great, I know I’m on board. However, if you need more persuading, Image is offering an extended preview of the graphic novel for the low, low price of free, through the fine folks at comiXology.

The official announcement is below, which includes some kind words from Sex Criminals co-creator Matt Fraction. The book hits shelves March 18th.

Early extended preview of the original graphic novel that Matt Fraction calls “a perfect mix of homage and comedy” revealed

“Sexcastle is a perfect mix of homage and comedy, action and irony, loving tribute and hilarious send-up of the great, good, and ungodly-bad action movies of the ‘80s. I don’t remember the last time a debut book hit me this hard. Literally, this book punched me in the face. It’s THAT mean.” —Matt Fraction

In this original graphic novel by Kyle Starks, the World’s Greatest Assassin has left the world of killing and moved to a small rural town—only to be pulled back into the field in SEXCASTLE—an original graphic novel from Image Comics on March 18, 2015. Image Comics is pleased to provide an early extended preview of the book here.

“I was raised on ’80s action movies, romanced by the genre: the big action, tough guy dialogue, ridiculous situations and fantastic villains,” said Starks. “I just wanted to make the best possible comic using that language and I’m excited to share it with as many people as I can.”

SEXCASTLE (ISBN: 978-1-63215-300-5) is an exciting and hilarious action romp in the style of classic ’80s action films and in the vein of Grosse Pointe Blank. It will hit shelves March 18. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JAN150621.


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