PR Contact: Omar Morales
For Immediate Release: Sept. 18, 2014
CruZader™: Agent of the Vatican one-shot measures in at a whopping 37.19 by 24 inches
OAKLAND – Move over Gene Simmons and KISS®, there is a new Guinness World Records™ breaker in the category of Largest Comic Book Published, and it is Omar Morales and his original adventure story about a holy hitman for the Vatican.
The first chapter of a soon-to-be released graphic novel, CruZader™: Agent of the Vatican, was printed in a giant-size format by Morales – and it crushed the previous record set by KISS 4K #1 Destroyer Edition. The jumbo size excerpt of CruZader measured in at 37.19” x 24” at the Fremont Main Library on August 30, 2014, as witnessed by the library manager, a civil architect, and a lawyer.
“This is easily the most exciting thing I’ve done as a new, independent comics publisher,” Morales said. “To experience 28, full-color pages of CruZader in that scale is awe inspiring – and fans that have seen it at comic book conventions flock to its dramatic enormity. It sold out pretty quickly.”
Morales will tour the record-breaking comic book at select comic book shops the same day that the normal size, graphic novel version of CruZader releases in the USA and UK on September 24th.
The tour schedule for the record-breaking behemoth book on September 24th is as follows:
• Comic Ink - 10:00 am – 1:00 pm - 7980 Amador Valley Blvd, Dublin, CA
• Crush Comics - 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm - 2869 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA
• Treasure Island - 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm - 5018 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA
• Jay & Silient Bob's Secret Stash - 11:00 am – 6:00 pm - 35 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ
The record-holder comic book will also be on tour at the following comic book conventions:
• Alternative Press Expo - October 4th - Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
• Latino Comics Expo - October 11th, 12th - San Jose State Library, San Jose, CA
• ZappCon - October 18th - Valdez Hall, Fresno, CA
The legend of CruZader revolves around the monk-like Antonio De La Cruz, a reluctant exorcist who is retrained as a holy hitman for the Pope. De La Cruz must embrace his destiny in the face of a cryptic, apocalyptic prophecy in order to save the Vatican from annihilation. The graphic novel is available via:
• Independent comic book retailers (Diamond Comics Distributors order code: JUL141266)
ABOUT: The Force Media LLC prides itself on making hand-crafted comic books™ using the traditional pencil and ink techniques that made comic books a part of America’s lexicon of pop culture. For more information, whether you are a collector or retailer, please visit www.theforcemedia.com and @TheCruZader on Twitter.
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LOGLINE: A reluctant priest is retrained as a Holy Warrior for the Pope; he must embrace his destiny in order to defend the Vatican from an invading army of radical terrorists … who are much more than what they appear.
SYNOPSIS: Antonio is the latest in an unbroken chain of men from the De La Cruz family of Spain to don the cowl of the CruZader, invisible hand of the Pope. Wielding an arsenal of precious relics, including the Spear of Christ, the Holy Grail, and the Rights of Exorcism, Antonio struggles with his archaic and often violent vocation. What he really craves is the freedom to choose his own path – a choice taken away by his very namesake.
TAGLINE: Prophecies. Aliens. Sinners & Saints.
Format: Graphic novel, 6 chapters, 144 pages, full color cover and interiors
Release date: September 24, 2014
U.S. TM & Copyright: The Force Media LLC (Publisher)
Audience: Mature Themes, PG-13
Creator/writer: Omar Morales
Pencils/inks: Joel Cotejar
Colors: Mike Dolce
Letters: Jaymes Reed
Front Cover Art: Paul Gulacy
Back Cover Art: Ray Dillon
Binding: Laminated hardcover
Size: 6.75 x 10.25
Printer: Print Ninja
Country of Origin: China
UPC: 9 780615 943701