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HIP HOP PIONEER DARRYL "DMC" McDANIELS STARTS HIS OWN COMIC PUBLISHING HOUSE
DMC #1 will be available early at New York Comic Con October 2014
"Gorgeous. Frenetic. Forward thinking. Beautifully illustrated. Fresh. Modern and full of edge. They definitely know how to channel a much needed vibe into the medium in a fresh way." – Phil Jimenez, writer/artist at Marvel, DC (Infinite Crisis, the Invisibles, Wonder Woman, New X-Men)
"Irreverent. Madcap and fun as hell." – Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
"Wow, amazing! This is a book that has never existed before. Great art, eclectic storytelling... I am in." Reginald Hudlin, Academy Award nominated filmmaker of Django Unchained
HOLLIS QUEENS, N.Y. – Hip hop pioneer and icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels announced today that he is bringing his love for comics full circle with the creation of his very own independent publishing house, Darryl Makes Comics. Working alongside his partner and collaborator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, DMC #1, the first full length graphic novel is completed, and is slated for release on October 29th, but visitors to New York Comic Con can get their hands on this highly anticipated comic, weeks early!
"When Run came to me the first time and said 'Yo, we're putting you in the group,' I was a nervous little nerdy kid," DMC said. "I didn't want to get up in front of y'all and rhyme but then what gave me confidence, out there on stage was pretending that I was the Hulk on the microphone."
DMC grew up reading comics and developed a passion for them. In his first graphic novel, it's 1985 in New York City and graffiti covers subway cars as b-boys break and spin in playgrounds and on street corners. Drugs and crime rule the streets. The city's brand new guardian angels wear spandex and capes, wielding their gadgets and their superpowers to "clean up" the City for the benefit of a select few. The rest whisper a different name: DMC, who dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city's marginalized citizens against super villain and super hero alike.
The story was created by DMC and Damion Scott (Batman, Robin, Solo) with Ronald Wimberly (Vertigo/DC, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Prince of Cats) serving as creative consultant to develop the script. Each chapter is visualized by different teams of artists, including Chase Conley (Black Dynamite), Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla, The Reason for Dragons),Felipe Smith(Peepo Choo, Ghost Rider), Mike & Mark Davis the Mad Twiinz(Black Dynamite, The Boondocks), Shawn Crystal (Arkham Manor), and colorist Chris Sotomayor, not to mention cover art from industry legends Sal Buscema and Bob Wick and graffiti pioneer MARE 139 (Style Wars).
About Darryl Makes Comics
Darryl Makes Comics is an independent comic book imprint created by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, collaborator and Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, and music executive Riggs Morales. Darryl Makes Comics is dedicated to the idea that every walk of life has heroes and stories worth telling. "Hip hop was always based on creativity," DMC says, "So what we're trying to do with this comic book is not trying to create anything that's new; we're just going to show the world what's already there… the beauty and the creativity of it."
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DMC #2 Debuts at New York Comic Con, Stan Lee's Comikaze and UK's Thought Bubble!
Darryl DMC McDaniels returns and fulfills on his promise to expand the Darryl Makes Comics universe! In our second graphic novel you'll meet more heroes like LAK6, Sifu Horus and The Breaks! They are on the cusp of the b-boy hero movement but first they must take on the status quo that has been misleading New York City.
Written by Amy Chu and David Walker based on a story by Greg Pak and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. Illustrated by Juan Doe, Afu Chan, Sung Goo Won and Marcus Williams. Cover by Humberto Ramos, Edgar Delgado and Bio from the graffiti crew Tats Cru! Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz, Kristin Sorra, Dexter Vines and graffiti from Ket!
DMC #1.5 2nd Printing Debuts at UK's Thought Bubble!
LAK6 REMIXED! As promised by our publisher Darryl DMC McDaniels we are expanding the DMC universe! In DMC #1 we were introduced to 13 year old Leticia aka LAK6, the graffiti writer brave enough to take on Mr. Marx and guide Charlie Cooper throughout the city to track down the mysterious b-boy hero DMC! In this special issue LAK6 suits up to become the next superhero in the DMC universe!
It's 1985 in New York City. Wildstyle graffiti covers subway cars as. B-boys break and spin in playgrounds and on street corners. Koch is mayor. Drugs and crime rule the streets. A terrifying plague is brewing in the shadows. And as the populace loses faith in the police, a man named Bernard Goetz is being hailed as a hero for shooting four teenagers in a subway car.
In this 1985, however, the city's brand new guardian angels wear spandex and capes, wielding their gadgets and their superpowers to clean up the City - even if their methods hurt more people than they help. There's the deluded "graffiti king" Mr. Marx patrolling the tunnels; the dark moral crusader The Puritan who stalks the shadows of the Lower East Side; and above it all, the godlike Helios, darling of the Upper East Side and the NYPD. It seems like only some of New York's residents are benefitting from these vigilantes' protection. The rest whisper the name of another hero: DMC.
You see, in this 1985, Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) never rocks the mic to become one of hip-hop's most enduring icons. Instead, he dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defends the city's marginalized citizens against super villain and super hero alike, leaving no traces besides the imprint of his knuckle rings on his opponents' faces. (By day, though, he teaches junior high school English.) With the help of reporter Charlie Cooper and a band of graffiti artists led by the spunky Lak6, DMC must confront the new "heroes," and investigate whether there's anything behind their sudden appearance.
DMC, the inaugural title from Darryl Makes Comics, imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980's NYC, and explores how we got to where we are now. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most.
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