Last year, Identity Stunt crashed through the independent comic book industry, leaving a trail of excitement and praise in its wake:
“Khachadourian and Allison take everyone for a fun ride with Identity Stunt, featuring snappy dialogue and solid storytelling that sets up a fun and exciting world that draws you right in.” – Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Daredevil, All-Star Western)
“Identity Stunt does several things right when it comes to plot and tone: it tries to pose a twist on the ‘secret identity revealed’ trope, and it also toys with having both a serious enough tone to make its villain seem actually dangerous (and deranged), as well as keeping things light and tongue in cheek where they count, to make the characters seem relatable and fun. That’s what makes it a fresh read (hence the title) in a sea of repetitive, trope-y plots and hero-types.” – Costin Becheanu, Gung-Ho Geeks
“This series is a rare thing. An easy read with depth and punches in equal measure. It wears its tropes and influences on its sleeve and charms you into strapping in for the ride.” – Adrian Care, ComicBookRearView
Now, Markosia Enterprises is pleased to announce the release of Identity Stunt Volume 1: The Fall Guy, collecting issues #1-4 of the critical smash, plus some never-before-seen bonus material.
Professional stuntman and National Guardsman Sami Nasser is trying to simplify his complicated life — fulfilling his work commitments, managing his best friend’s self-destructive behavior, and navigating a complicated separation from his ex-wife. Just as he’s getting a handle on things, “Sam” is publicly accused of being the alter ego of Beatdown — his hometown’s notorious and unhinged vigilante — by the nefarious gang lord Dominus Smith, Beatdown’s own arch-nemesis! Squarely in the spotlight, Sam’s caught in the crosshairs of the media, law enforcement, and a slew of sociopaths. Under threat from all sides with his face plastered globally across mainstream media, Sam must battle to reclaim his identity by circumventing the police, outsmarting augmented mercenaries, and protecting his family before things take a turn for the deadly!
Capturing the bombastic tones of ’80s and ’90s action films, writer Joe R. Khachadourian (Transformers: Mosaic) and artists J. Briscoe Allison (Sweet Lullaby), Ruairi Coleman (KISS/Army of Darkness), and Tone Rodriguez (Shadowhawk) bring you a relentless odyssey involving complex characters, a touch of romance, and a fistful of masked lunatics!
This is what happens when the fall guy fights back.
“It’s hard to believe we’ve made it to the finish line,” exclaimed writer/creator Joe R. Khachadourian. “It’s been quite an adventure for Sami Nasser, myself, and the creative team, and we could not be more proud of the final product! It’s my wish that the joy we cultivated while creating the book is shared with those who read it.”
“This story moves at a break-neck pace,” says artist J. Briscoe Allison, “so to have all of the issues collected in one volume is going to satisfy the ‘binge watcher’ in all of us!’m really picky about which projects I work on, but as soon as I read the script, I fell in love! Depth of the characters, the witty dialogue, the insane action…I mean, there’s a ten-page car chase!”
Identity Stunt Volume 1: The Fall Guy is available now, digitally at DriveThruComics, and in print at Barnes & Noble, and more!
Identity Stunt #1 and #2 are sold out in print, with second printings on the way. Further details can be found at the Identity Stunt Store. #ABeatdownIsComing2019
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Markosia was established in 2005 and has become one of the UK‘s leading publishers of graphic novels. Based in London, we have gained a reputation for producing a diverse range of comic books and graphic novels that cover almost all genres. Some of the creators that have worked on Markosia titles include Midnight Kiss artist Ryan Stegman (Superior Spider-Man), Starship Troopers artist Neil Edwards (Fantastic Four), Of Bitter Souls artist Norm Breyfogle (Batman), Dark Mists artist Lee Garbett (Batman), Scatterbrain artist Szymon Kudranski (30 Days of Night), and many more. Our varied range continues to impress as the company goes from strength to strength. For more information, visit www.markosia.com.