Announcing the debut publication from Floating World / Power Comics…
Just when we thought we’d seen every supreme extreme in the superhero megaverse… we unearthed the decades-old, skin-flayingly singular work of Steve McArdle and his Red Bullet Comics imprint. From the start, McArdle was a maestro of blood and mayhem, an overlooked ’90s creative genius wrapped in black leather and raw ambition. In his undisputed masterpiece Vendetta: Holy Vindicator, skulls, spikes, motorbikes, chains, more chains, and Satan collide at thrash-metal speed in what may be the most intensely confident entry to the self-published comics canon… ever.
The 30th Anniversary edition of the most righteously raging achievement in 90s small press comics reprints Vendetta : Holy Vindicator #1-4 and Artillery One-Shot. 30 page gallery section includes pin-ups by Gene Colan and George Tuska, process artwork, archival letters pages and essays, an exclusive interview with Steve McArdle and an introduction by Evan Husney and Zack Carlson, co-founders of Power Comics.
Steven McArdle is the writer, artist and self-publisher behind Red Bullet Comics. Red Bullet has published the Vendetta : Holy Vindicator mini-series, Artillery One-Shot, Nick Noyz Tour Book and the C.R.O.W.BAR 9 mini-series. McArdle has a background in printing/graphics as well as being a musician, and brings many of his rock and metal influences to his art. Choosing to remain true to his roots, he still works the “old school” way with paper, pens, brushes and inks. He lives in Massachusetts and enjoys pinball and running in his spare time.
Power Comics is a long-running video and visual exploration of obscure small press comics from the ’80s and ’90s. They canonize the weirdest and wildest issues from that bygone era with the firm belief that these once forgotten homegrown works and shattered dreams have now perfectly aged into the finest wine of outsider art.
Power Comics is proud to announce a partnership with independent publisher Floating World Comics to curate a new line of reissues featuring our favorite and most important discoveries.