Following the success of last Fall’s remastered HOPELESS SAVAGES trade paperback, Oni Press has announced that when the second volume of the series, HOPELESS SAVAGES: GROUND ZERO, goes back to press, it will be updated as well. Namely, it will be resized to fit the new Oni standard and be given a new cover by Christine Norrie and colorist Guy Major.
“The main thing is to create a line of books that follow the same design template,” Oni editor Jamie S. Rich said. “With all the covers by Christine and Guy and a more uniform trade dress, we’ll be taking a step in the right direction. The new size also makes the book even more appealing to the burgeoning manga market.”
Other than that, the contents will remain exactly the same. Written by Jen Van Meter (CINNAMON: EL CICLO) and illustrated by Bryan Lee O’Malley (LOST AT SEA), the second series focused on Zero, the youngest Hopeless-Savage, and her burgeoning teenage love life. Special flashback sequences were also drawn by Norrie (CHEAT), Andi Watson (LOVE FIGHTS), and Chynna Clugston-Major (SCOOTER GIRL), with chapter breaks by SPIDER-MAN artist Terry Dodson.
The new edition HOPELESS SAVAGES: GROUND ZERO ships to comic book stores in early March. It contains 128 pages of black-and-white story and art. It will retail for $11.95 and will carry the ISBN number 1-929998-99-6. The book will be printed at 5.5″ X 8″.
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