Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New STREET ANGEL Story Coming in July

Press Release

The deadliest girl alive returns for THE STREET ANGEL GANG

PORTLAND, OR, 05/15/2017 — The Eisner Award-winning creative team of Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac, The PLAIN Janes) and Brian Maruca (Afrodisiac) will release THE STREET ANGEL GANG in a full-color hardcover this July from Image Comics.

Jesse Sanchez is a kung fu master on a skateboard, and a homeless orphan failing seventh grade.

In THE STREET ANGEL GANG, the deadliest girl alive accidentally joins a super violent street gang. Are the Bleeders the family Jesse never had, or is Jesse the child they never wanted? What? Free snacks at the gang tryout party! Also, SCANDAL—one of the Bleeders is a spy!

“Find out what happens when the Deadliest Girl Alive embraces her inner gangsta,” said Rugg.

“You'll see sleeves in a whole new light!” promised Maruca.

THE STREET ANGEL GANG (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0366-9, Diamond code: MAY170648) hits comic book stores Wednesday, July 26th and bookstores Tuesday, August 1st.

THE STREET ANGEL GANG is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Select praise for STREET ANGEL:

"Jesse Sanchez is my new favorite comic book character. Great middle school
dialogue and the battle scenes will blow your mind!” —Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL,
“Jim Rugg’s art is a real treat. It’s simple and bold and seems to adapt to the individual
scenes in the story.” —Comic Bastards

"STREET ANGEL remains as charming, inventive, and pitch-perfect as it was in the
beginning. An indie-comics classic!" —Hope Larson (Compass South, Batgirl)

“A fun read.” —Rogues Portal

“A complete package of a comic, STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU
SPECIAL tells a simple story with style, wit, and ingenuity.” —Multiversity Comics

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