EXPOSURE - VOLUME 1
Format: Graphic Novel (Hardcover and Softcovers)
Pages: 192 full color pages + Cover
Writer: David Campiti
Artist: Al Rio
Gen 13, DV8, New Mutants, and X-Men artist Al Rio's most anticipated graphic novel ever has arrived! EXPOSURE uncovers the hidden, deadly secrets around us, as two bright, gorgeous females blow the lid off the truths we take for granted. With all the slam-bang, never-come-up-for-air action of a Hong Kong John Woo movie, EXPOSURE begins with childhood friends Shawna Diaz and Lisa Shannon, long separated after a mother's suicide caused Lisa to experience "visions" of her spirit mom and develop sensitivity to incredible phenomena. One is now a uniformed cop who married and divorced a cop; the other, a doctor who delved into more metaphysical answers.
The girls meet again when careers cross paths in San Diego. Abetted by smitten scientist Alan Wong and charismatic biker bud/computer whiz Graham Burroughs, the fearsome foursome leaps into a series of explosive, action-packed adventures -- against a swarm of age-old vampires and their 2000-year-old secret origin! Against mirror-monsters and revelations of a stolen soul! Against a child seeking revenge through his own nightmares! Against a book that spreads evil and insanity! And much, much more!
EXPOSURE is the brainchild of writer David Campiti (most recently co-writer of STAN LEE’S HOW TO DRAW COMICS and THE MARVEL ART OF MIKE DEODATO) and artist Al Rio (known not only for hundreds of comics but for his massive online following of sexy babe illustrations that sometimes sell for thousands of dollars). A canny cross between Fringe and Charlies’s Angels -- or is it X-Files and She-Spies? -- the stories are fun, funny, intriguing, saucy and sexy. If you enjoy clever stories of the supernatural, and artwork in the tradition of classic cheesecake and contemporary artists of J. Scott Campbell and Jim Lee, this book will appeal to you big-time!
A recent review from Will Penny on strangekidsclub.com describes it best:
“Did you ever think The X-Files would be cooler as a late-night skin-flick on Cinemax? Okay, sure, maybe not with Mulder – but imagine if it starred two Scullys in ‘90s-superheroine inspired spandex!
“The creative minds behind EXPOSURE are here to make those teenaged dreams come true. Author David Campiti and artist Al Rio’s comic follows the adventures of Lisa Shannon and Shawna Diaz, two “ParaTech” researchers that work to expose all the creepy crawly secrets in the world. EXPOSURE is a smartly written comic with a keen sense for cheese. The art is reminiscent of such comic classics as Gen-13 and Danger Girl with an eye for blood, guts, and monsters....the story only gets better from there.”
Conceived in 1997, EXPOSURE originally appeared from Image Comics in 1999, then moved to Avatar Press before appearing, most recently, at exposure.keenspot.com where new stories continue right now. This nearly-200-page full-color graphic novel will be coming this Spring as both a limited edition autographed hardcover and a softcover -- and it’s jam-packed with Al Rio artwork, including every new EXPOSURE piece he created from its conception up through his new material today!
Although the creative part has been 15 years in the making, we need your help to make this book happen! The GOAL here is actually only HALF of what we really need so please pledge as much as you can!
To make these incentives special, we dug deep into our files and discovered original artwork, prints, lithographs, T-shirts, and books we’d long been saving from the original run -- now they can be yours! Here are some of the high end rare items...
LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHS:
DOUBLE O AGENT LEVEL ORIGINAL PAGES
MASTER OF MYSTERY ORIGINAL ARTWORK PAGE
WORLD LEADER DOUBLE PAGE SPLASH ORIGINAL ART
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