OSSM Comics, the Santa Monica based start-up comic book publisher, has acquired the publishing rights to Brian Buccellato’s creator-owned graphic novel FOSTER. Set against the backdrop of late 60's/early 70's urban crime movies, FOSTER follows a haunted war veteran who finds himself the guardian of a 6 year-old boy being hunted by a shadowy race of brutal creatures, rising up from the darkness. The graphic novel, written by Buccellato (the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling co-writer of FLASH and DETECTIVE COMICS) with art by Noel Tuazon (TUMOR), will be published by OSSM Comics on July 2, 2014. It will be the first time that the entirety of the story will be in print; Dog Year Entertainment originally published five issues of a planned 6-issue mini-series. FOSTER will retail for $12.99.
“It’s a major step in the evolution of OSSM Comics for us to publish a writer like Brian Buccellato,” said OSSM Comics Publisher Omar Spahi. “Now that FOSTER will be collected in book form for the first time, the readers of his NEW YORK TIMES bestselling work on THE FLASH with Francis Manapul and their run on DETECTIVE COMICS will have the chance to discover his edgy, indie creator-owned work.”
“FOSTER is such a personal story for me. As a father of a teenage boy, I wanted to write about fatherhood and specifically the male need to protect your child from the physical dangers of the world,” said Buccellato. “Foster’s trying to forget the Vietnam War at the bottom of a bottle when he encounters a boy who changes his life. Suddenly he has to navigate a world where technology is stuck in the analog ’70s and supernatural creatures and twisted scientists lurk around every corner. Noel Tuazon really captured the gritty, urban horror at the heart of this story.”
FOSTER will be published by OSSM Comics on July 2nd, 2014.