Image Launches Reality Defying ‘Leviathan’ From Layman, Pitarra & Garland In August

by Oliver MacNamee

Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) and Eisner-nominated artist Nick Pitarra (The Manhattan Projects), along with colorist Michael Garland are set to release an eye-popping, face-melting, reality-defying, nonstop rush of pure adrenaline this August in the forthcoming Leviathan comic book series. Here’s what Layman had to say of this new venture:

Nick and I have wanted to work together for a long time, and when I found out he had a hole in his schedule I jumped at the chance to write what I hope will be the quintessential Nick Pitarra book, a book that will take advantage of all the energy and madness he brings to a page. Hundreds of years from now, when robot historians ask who Nick Pitarra was, this is the book they will boot up.

As for the story. Well, it’s Layman, so expect a fair few gags, if the following is any measure:

Poor Ryan DeLuca didn’t buy enough beer for his party, and while he was out on a beer run his idiot buddies busted out some mystical arcana and performed a summoning ceremony—a ceremony that summoned a giant monster from hell!

Leviathan #1 (Diamond Code JUN180012) hits stores on Wednesday, August 1st. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, July 9th.