Alan Smithee

Boom Studios Newest Book Announced – Malignant Man

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the world malignant? I bet you anything it’s cancer. Well, that’s exactly the premise of the new sci-fi series coming from BOOM! Studios and the mind of Michael Alan Nelson is going to bring you…a character that has what doctors diagnose as terminal cancer that turns out to be a parasite that’s making him superhuman.

Check out the press release, and my opinions after:

February 3, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – This April enter the twisted sci-fi action epic MALIGNANT MAN, where a doomed cancer patient discovers the sickness thought to kill him will transform him into something more powerful than he could ever imagine! Written by James Wan, fan-favorite author Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, DINGO) and art by international sensation Piotr Kowalski, MALIGNANT MAN is sure to be the most exciting original sci-fi series on comic book stands this April!

“MALIGNANT MAN will shock and awe!” says BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “If you’re looking for an epic adventure that’s action packed, pulse-pounding sci-fi at its very best, you can do no better than BOOM! Studios’ newest series MALIGNANT MAN!”

MALIGNANT MAN tells the story of Alan Gates, a cancer patient with a terminal diagnosis, who’s resigned to his fate…until he discovers that his tumor is actually a mysterious parasite! Granted a second lease on life and incredible, otherworldly powers, Alan must fight against an evil army buried beneath society’s skin, all the while unlocking the secrets of his forgotten past. Dark, twisted, and unlike anything else on the stands, MALIGNANT MAN is a sci-fi thriller that can’t be missed!

MALIGNANT MAN is written by James Wan and Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, DINGO) with art by Piotr Kowalski. This title ships in April with A and B covers in a 50/50 split by Trevor Hairsine and Rael Lyra respectively and carries a Diamond Code of FEB110851.

I’ve loved just about every book that BOOM! Studios has put out recently, including the Disney ones…and most of you know me not to be the type to put up a press release of something unless I think it’s going to be amazing. Besides the cheezy name, I can almost guarantee you the cost of this book to be worth the price for at least the first issue which will be arriving this April.

The art by Piotr Kowalski and the writing by Michael Nelson (from 28 Days Later) excites me. I’m a big fan of both their bodies of work and think that you’d be remiss to not give this one a shot.

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