Stark Beginning of NPC...
Back at WonderCon, we
ran into a group of Bay Area locals announcing their own
imprint. Sure, there have been comics companies on the West
Coast before, but never from Oakland.
National Press Comics intrigued us. Though when we first
met them they didn't have more than some sample pages and
beautiful covers, it looked good.
NPC editor-in-chief Jaimel M. Hemphill sent us a preview
of their flagship book: Stark.
their WonderCon booth, NPC staff described Stark as a supernatural
book about a creature of the night compelled by a mysterious
force to combat evil -- and that evil is in Oakland.
press release offers this description:
the first title from National Press Comics, hits the stands
this fall with a gothic/sci-fi tale of revenge. Who or what
is Stark? A nation? A man? What mysteries lie behind the
disappearance of wanted criminals and known felons? Find
out in the pages of Stark bi-monthly starting this fall,
only from NPC.
is written by D. Ledon Mason with art by Kyaw Ar Kar.
for yourselves. Kar's art reminds me of the old Warren horror
books, and if he can keep it up, and the rest of NPC's ambitious
line of books can maintain it as well, the company may carve
itself a good niche. Click on the thumbnails below for full-size