Space Goat Productions, Inc. will launch a new publishing imprint: Space Goat Publishing in May. Its first print series will include Evil Dead 2, Big Game Hunters, Mage, Inc. and Space Goat Presents Vol. 1. Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn #1 will debut in June, written by Frank Hannah, with art by Barnaby Bagenda and Oscar Bazaldua. Based on the film Evil Dead 2, the comic will pick up with Annie Knowby “dead” in Hell. She’ll have to use the Kandarian Dagger and the Necronomicon to save her parents and free her soul from hordes of demons and Deadittes. The series will get a special 2-part prequel in Space Goat’s May titles Big Game Hunters and Mage, Inc.. A second offering, Evil Dead 2: Tales of the Ex-Mortis #1, will ship in July.
Big Game Hunters #1 follows a band of steampunk Victorian monster hunters who work at the behest of the Queen’s Directorate. After dispatching a creature in the Scottish Highlands, they are sent to a Prussian village on a mysterious new mission. The title launches in May.
Mage, Inc. follows Keira Zeleznovova, an unpaid intern at Mage, Inc. whose mentor has her acting as a secretary more than an apprentice. But when a routine dues collection goes wrong, and a mage dies, things suddenly get interesting. Issue #1 will release in May.
The hardbound anthology Space Goat Presents Vol 1. will also arrive in May, collecting seven stories including the first Big Game Hunters, The Family Secrets, and Doorkickers.
Dave Olbrich Promoted To Publish New Comic Book Line From Space Goat
Dave Olbrich has been around for some time. Working at Fantagraphcs, founding Malibu, and the Aircel and Eternity imprints that went along with it, publishing Image Comics for the first year founding Ultraverse, getting bought out by Marvel, then working with Scott Rosenberg again at Platinum, a director of Humanoids, owener of ad agency Dogg Works and working at book packaging company The Pack.
For the last few years, he was been working part-time as Vice President at Space Goat Productions, who prepare and produce comics for a number of publishers, from Marvel to DC to IDW.
But now, with Space Goat publishing comic books under their own name, he has been promoted to Senior VP Publishing and Business Affairs, announced at the weekend at ComicsPRO.