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SEXCASTLE! No Seriously his name is Sexcastle...There’s a new graphic novel on the way from Image. Foul-mouthed and violent, and drawn in a kind of “pencils on a bar napkin” style. It’s the story of a man so mean, so tough, no one can beat him. And he winds up in a small town with a big problem.
Sexcastle is described as “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.” by Matt Fraction. We don’t have to take his word for it, there’s a free 32 page free preview (origin?, opening chapter?, prologue?) available at comixology.com (SexCastle: Free Preview) which I’m sure will see a kagillion downloads.
I read it this evening and enjoyed it. I wasn’t “punched in the face” as Mr Fraction also suggested though. The book was fun, a little too over the top maybe? Interestingly it’s described by Image Comics as “an exciting and hilarious action romp in the style of classic ’80s action films and in the vein of Grosse Pointe Blank”, but I found it more like Hot Shots!, or Airplane!, not in the humor department necessarily just in the parody gone way over the edge. Sometimes that works really well. This was a fun book. Diamond suggests Matt Fraction’s own “Casanova” as a comparison title but I fail to see any comparison to it beyond a slight visual similarity.
Will the super over the top language and violence, essentially Brock Sampson with more violent one liners and less depth, carry for 208 pages?
Check out the free preview, let us know what you think.
If you dig the preview be sure to pre-order at your local shop, here’s the diamond order info:
SEXCASTLE
SBN-13: 978-1-63215-300-5
Price: $15.99 ($18.50 CAN)
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Kyle Starks
Artist: Kyle Starks
Size: 6.75 x 10.25
Page Count: 208
Format: Softcover, Black & White
Recommended Age: Mature
Readers (ages 16 and up)
Here’s the Image Comics press release:
THE WORLD’S GREATEST ASSASSIN IS ABOUT TO GET PULLED OUT OF RETIREMENT IN SEXCASTLE
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 FractionIn 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.”Iwas 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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