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June 19, 2019 | Forged By Fire

The acclaimed British comics writer/artist partnership Simon Furman and Geoff Senior are back together again for a brand new 10-issue creator owned maxi-series To The Death, coming to comic book stores nationwide on courtesy of Forged By Fire Productions and Comic Toolbox. 

With over 30 years experience producing comics for Marvel, IDW, Dynamite, Titan and more, the fan-favourite creative team whose credits – individually and together – include Transformers, Annihilation: Ronan, Battletide, Dragon’s Claws, Death’s Head, She-Hulk and Terminator, bring their own creative vision to a searing new future shocker where future war comes home to roost, as one man takes on the system. Hard-hitting, visceral sci-fi action, it’s Dragon’s Claws meets Colonial Marines and Starship Troopers.

To The Death sees Aleksy Dryagin – a career soldier – return from off-world wars to find that his dream of putting down his guns and picking up where he left off with his wife and young son has been cruelly dashed. Instead, he finds himself marked for death, a target, the pawn in a power struggle between the omnipotent Tri-Corp, who control every facet of future Earth’s finances, and subversive organization White Noise, who want to break their stranglehold.

But Dryagin is no one’s pawn. It may be a fight he can’t win, against impossible odds, but he’s going to go down swinging. You pick a fight with Dryagin, it’s to the death!

Populated with colourful characters – such as evolved fish-man Killatoa; Veni, Vidi and Vici, aka The Triumvirate; and Dryagin’s crack Scourge platoon of ‘Pacifiers’ – To The Death is widescreen kinetic action all the way, building to a truly Earth-shattering conclusion.

In the 1980s, writer Simon Furman and artist Geoff Senior were at the cutting edge of British comics with fan-favourite runs on Transformers, Dragon’s Claws and Death’s Head for Marvel UK, as well as work appearing in 2000AD. Both decamped to Marvel US, working on the likes of What If?, Alpha Flight, Robocop and more. Furman’s epic run on Transformers continued from Marvel to Dreamwave and onto IDW, where Furman kick-started the entire IDW Transformers-Verse. His most recent work includes Robotech and The Vigilant. Though Senior moved more into storyboarding and advertising, his comics work continued, contributing to to both Transformers: Regeneration One and Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers.

With publishing partners Comic Toolbox, Furman and Senior are trailblazing a new streamlined path to market, with a dedicated online Local Shop Service and direct ordering for comic book stores nationwide. Comic Toolbox’s indie portal is tailored specifically to deliver independent creator-owned titles directly to the consumer.

Issue #1 of To The Death will be published 19th June, with further issues released every four weeks.

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