Legendary Comics Announces New Softcover Print Edition of Eisner Nominated ANNIHILATOR
The genre bending series by Grant Morrison now available for the first time in paperback and featuring a new special introduction by Christopher Meloni
LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2020 – Legendary Comics announced today that Eisner nominated ANNIHILATOR is now available for the first time in softcover in bookstores and online retailers. This exciting print edition of the original graphic novel odyssey hailing from the subversive mind of Grant Morrison (Animal Man, Batman, All Star Superman, Fantastic Four, Happy!) is a compilation of the six-issue series featuring interiors and new alternate covers by Frazer Irving (Batman and Robin, Judge Dredd, Necronauts). Fans will relish in this paperback edition that also features a new introduction by actor Christopher Meloni as well as bonus materials on the making of the comic. Annihilator, which garnered a prestigious Eisner Award ‘Best Writer’ nomination for Morrison, is the reality-bending sci-fi adventure like no other, brought to life with stunning artwork from Irving.
Washed-up Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is caught in a downward spiral of broken relationships, wild parties and self-destruction. Out of luck and out of chances, he’s one failed script away from fading into obscurity. Little does he know he’s about to write the story of his life. As his imagination runs rampant, Ray must join forces with his own fictional character Max Nomax on a reality-bending race to stop the entire universe from imploding… without blowing his own mind in the process.
“We are thrilled to dive back into this space and give Annihilator fans new art and materials to discover more about the process behind the characters and world created by Grant and Frazer,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics.
Grant Morrison remarks, “Annihilator is a personal favourite of mine – written to showcase the unique, incredible artwork of Frazer Irving, and as a love letter to the larger-than-life characters and witchy, diabolical undercurrents of Los Angeles and Hollywood, my beloved second home! I hope this softcover collection attracts a whole new audience to our tale of black holes, love betrayed, guerrilla screenwriting, and dodgy deals with the devil!”
In his introduction, Meloni writes: “here is the master storyteller exercising (exorcising?) his restless mind, his demanding imagination and bringing gothic horror sci fi present day futuristic mind bend time bend anti-hero saga…and I know I left a half dozen descriptors out.
To purchase the new paperback edition, please visit: https://www.legendary.com/comics/annihilator/.