PORTLAND, Ore. 07/21/2023 — Comedian Andy Samberg (SNL, Palm Springs ) and Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman join Rick Remender (Deadly Class, The Scumbag, LOW, The Sacrificers ) and fan favorite artist Roland Boschi (The Scumbag, Wolverine ) for the upcoming series The Holy Roller . This bowling-themed bonanza will strike this November from Image Comics as part of the ever-growing Giant Generator Studios line.
The Holy Roller is a tale of a trick-bowling-ball-wielding vigilante battling to liberate his home by bowling the perfect game—against evil! Kingpin meets Inglourious Basterds meets Batman (that old chestnut) with equal parts action and humor, and a special introductory issue featuring 42 pages of story—two issues worth of content for the price of one.
“If you have ever found yourself wondering, ‘Why is there no comic book about a vigilante hero who smashes people’s faces in with a bowling ball?’ you are in LUCK, bruv!" said Samberg.
To care for his ailing father, pro-bowler Levi Coen is forced to quit his dream job and return to his hometown, which he soon discovers has been overrun by Neo-Nazis! With only his bowling ball collection to defend himself, Levi becomes THE HOLY ROLLER!
“Sometimes the best stories start off as silly, over-the-top ideas that after a little while become clear to everyone in the room are actually great. This is one of those,” said Remender. “This is a hilarious and poignant story, full of big action, and told from a place of real passion.”
Trohman added: “This is an intensely personal book that will resonate with all. A hyper-stylized yarn, but informed by the bleak reality we’ve all come to know. It’s also your one-stop-shop for a bad-ass Jewish guy kicking, punching, and bowling-balling Neo-Nazis into oblivion!”
The Holy Roller debut will also feature an impressive lineup of variant covers by such top talent artists as: J.H. Williams III, Brett Parson, Keron Grant, Brian Level, Mike Hawthorne, and Rafael Albuquerque.
The Holy Roller #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 22.
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