Not only will Rick Remender, Tony Moore, and Jerome Opeña’s Fear Agent be getting a second collected volume, but it’ll also be seeing a second printing of the long sold-out first edition.
“Fear Agent was a six-year-long labor of love that Tony, Jerome, and all the collaborators dumped themselves into, and it’s extremely gratifying that the series is breaking through to a new audience. It’s nice to know Heath Huston will live on.”
“I’m truly overwhelmed by the response to this hardcover edition. We put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into the pages of Fear Agent over the years, so it’s great to not only see it collected into such a handsome tome, but to see that our man Heath is still finding his way into new readers’ hearts, as well.”
“The Fear Agent library selling as well as it has been is amazing! It’s gratifying to know that work we all did years ago is still exciting readers and hopefully finding a new audience as well.”
Fear Agent features the adventures of Heath Huston, a broken down former defender of the Earth who’s life is one big series of drinking and shooting.
Rick Remender, Tony Moore, and Jerome Opeña’s Fear Agent was a critics’ darling long before the X-Men joined the Avengers. Published first by Image Comics, Fear Agent came to Dark Horse in 2007 and stayed through the series’ end in late 2011. It follows the adventures of Heath Huston, a first-class drunk, an interplanetary alien exterminator, and the last of the Fear Agents, the band of Texans who once defended Earth from an onslaught of aliens seeking its annihilation. After our “hero” has been stripped of all that he loved—his home, his family, and his world—Huston spends his hours putting himself in constant danger for low wages and little thanks, with a bottle of whiskey to keep him company.
Volume two of the book is on the way for the Spring and it’ll be bringing the second printing of the first along with it as publisher Dark Horse will be timing the pair of books for a simultaneous release.
Volume one collects issues #1 through 15 of Fear Agent and will include half of the Tales of the Fear Agent side stories as a bonus. There’ll also be covers, pinups, and sketches so this is one not to miss if you’re a fan of the book or just love sci-fi action comics.
Look for it on store shelves on April 7th 2013 along with volume two. You can preorder the book now by heading to your local comic shop, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. Also worth noting is that there won’t be too many of these going up for sale, so you might want to order one as soon as you can if you want one.