As if this guy isn’t colorful enough, now we can all read about him in a new full color comic book, called “The Average Joes”. Colt Ford fans, get ready for this! Today we received the following press release, telling us all about “The Average Joe’s”, a new comic book with the first issue coming out in July. Below is the release, and of course I had to include a few photos of Colt from shows over the years.
A little reminder for the folks here in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. You can see Colt this year at our Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va., in September. We’ll get the full entertainment lineup soon. Now, here is the press release about the new comic book.
Legions of fans already know them as musical heroes who entertain huge crowds every night. Now, fans get to see them as they really are in “The Average Joes,” a full-color 64-page comic book featuring Colt Ford and Friends as superheroes selflessly saving the world and fighting crime in the name of justice.
The premiere issue of “The Average Joes,” will be sold online, at limited retail outlets nationwide and at available at live concerts. An exclusive deluxe package available only at Wal-Mart July 1, 2014, will include both Colt Ford’s new album, “Thanks for Listening,” as well as the comic book.
The comic book series is the brainchild of Average Joes CEO/President, Shannon Houchins. “The concept for the comic book was developed as a marketing tool to provide artist content for all of our demographics,” explained Houchins. “Our artists’ fan bases range from very young children to adults.” Conceptualized by Houchins, “The Average Joes” was published and illustrated by critically acclaimed independent comic book company, 12-Gauge Comics.
Collaborating on the project for 12-Gauge Comics were writer Doug Wagner, Artist Daniel Hillyard and Colorist Charlie Kirchoff. An impressive list of credits for the creative team include writer Doug Wagner’s work on such titles as Batman: Arkham Origins, Legends of the Dark Knight, ThunderCats, and the World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn graphic novel for DC Comics; Witchblade/Red Sonja for Dynamite Entertainment; and The Ride, 25 To Life, and I.C.E. for 12-Gauge Comics; Artist Daniel Hillyard’s credits include ANTI, a comic series from Gale Anne Hurd, producer of AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, and SHERWOOD, TEXAS, the new series reimaging the legend of Robin Hood; and COLORIST Charlie Kirchoff whose first job was coloring segments of Humanoids Publishing’s “Metal Hurlant,” and went on to work for several publishers including Dark Horse, IDW, Image, 12 Gauge and others.
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