Indie Comic Release: Marco Dimaano's K.I.A.
From Angels to Assassins.
From the light-hearted adventure-romance fare of his Angel Ace comics, local Filipino comic book creator/publisher/writer-artist Marco Dimaano switches to a darker mood with his latest release, K.I.A.
Starring Kai, the tough and sexy ninja assassin with nerves of steel and a heart of gold from Angel Ace, this book is more violent, sexy and seedier than Dimaano's previous works. Taking influences from various femme fatale characters such as Aeon Flux, Danger Girl, Elektra, Le Femme Nikita and more, K.I.A. brings intrigue and action laced with manga-style fan service and dark humor in one lethal, pocket-sized package.
The infamous Agent K is fast becoming known in the underground world of espionage and international intrigue as the deadliest female martial arts assassin in the world. 'K' has no memory of her past, no friends or allies she can count on, and no fear of dying thanks to her ability to regenerate and recover from any injury. For those unfortunate to be marked as her targets, there is no escape.
Bringing this new femme fatale anti-heroine to life are some of the best names in local Filipino comic publishing, including Gerry Alanguilan (Wasted), Dean Alfar (Siglo Freedom), Nikki Alfar (Mango JAM), Jeremy Arambulo (Styx Taxi), Arnold Arre (After Eden), Honoel Ibardolaza (Seven Seas' Blade for Barter), Marvin del Mundo (Ignition Comix), Elbert Or (Cast), Jennyson Rosero (Seven Seas' No Man's Land), Michael Seludo (Atomic Monkey), Edgar Tadeo (Iron Man), Taga-Ilog (Pasig), Wilson Tortosa (Battle of the Planets) and more.
K.I.A. Vol.1 - Kai: Indomitable Assassin is a B/W, 160-page action anthology with a cover price of Php195.00. Copies will be available at Comic Quest Megamall starting Saturday, April 2, 2005 (and at all CQ branches soon afterward). Buyers will also get a free copy of Angel Ace Next, which is a prologue to the new book.