ICE: CRITICAL MASS #3 (of 4)
Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist (Covers A & B): Jason Pearson
$3.99 | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale January 28
After being ambushed while conducting an investigation in a small Montana town, ICE agents Cole and Ezra escape to the safety of a deserted hunting cabin. While doing recon, they discover helicopters, dead pilots, and a radiation badge in the dead pilot’s hand. Cole and Ezra realize this has just become much more serious than drugs; terrorists have smuggled nuclear materials across the American border…
About the Publisher
12-Gauge Comics was founded by Keven Gardner in 2004 and currently publishes some of the most successful and critically acclaimed independent comic books in the marketplace today. Initial success came quickly for the company, when its debut title, THE RIDE, launched as the top-selling new black and white comic of the year in 2004. That was quickly followed by the release of Jason Pearson’s smash-hit BODY BAGS, which sold out immediately. 12-Gauge then solidified its position as a force to be reckoned with by packaging THE O.C.T. (Occult Crimes Taskforce), an original comic book concept co-created and starring actress ROSARIO DAWSON. THE O.C.T. has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Access Hollywood,” and many other media outlets.
In 2009 12-Gauge began to firmly solidify its unique identity by publishing under its own banner (prior titles were through Image Comics), starting with the company’s first licensed property, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS: The Comic Series. Featuring original stories by series creator/director TROY DUFFY, the comics were a huge success. 12-Gauge then moved into the untapped market of country music with superstar recording artist TRACE ADKINS. In LUKE MC BAIN, Adkins lends his likeness to a hard-as-nails character in an adventure story of revenge and redemption. Adkins went on a wide publicity tour for the comics, with highlights being a guest appearance on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and a feature story in “USA Today.” Critical praise has continued to follow the release of other new titles, such as the high-concept series MAGUS, R.P.M. from NYT #1 Bestselling author MICK FOLEY, the action-franchise ICE, gritty crime drama LOOSE ENDS, and Gale Anne Hurd’s ANTI. For more information, please visit www.12gaugecomics.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.