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The Exterminators

13 luglio 2008

  • In attesa del riadattamento televisivo del fumetto ” The Exterminators” di Simon Oliver & Tony Moore, prodotto dalla linea editoriale Vertigo DC Comics ( In Italia è pubblicato da Planeta De Agostini ), Vi presento la biografia del fumetto, In Inglese (in Italiano non l’ho trovata, sorry).
The Exterminators
Publisher Vertigo (DC Comics)
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series (canceled at issue #30)
Publication date January 2006 – present
Number of issues 29 (to date)
Main character(s) Henry James
Page Christie
Nils Peterson
Dr. Saloth Sar
Creative team
Writer(s) Simon Oliver
Artist(s) Tony Moore (interior art)
Philip Bond (covers)
Penciller(s) Tony Moore
Inker(s) Ande Parks
Sean Parsons
Tony Moore
Colorist(s) Brian Buccellato
Creator(s) Simon Oliver
Tony Moore
Collected editions
Bug Brothers ISBN 1-4012-1064-3
Insurgency ISBN 1-4012-1221-2
  • The Exterminators is an American monthly comic book, published under the Vertigo imprint by DC Comics. The comic was created by writer Simon Oliver and artist Tony Moore and follows the employees of the Bug-Bee-Gone extermination company. The book is notable for its graphic and darkly humorous take on the extermination business. The first issue was released on January 4 2006. At the 2007 San Diego Comic Con it was announced that the series had been cancelled and would finish at issue 30.[citation needed] The series had initially been envisioned as a 50-issue series.[citation needed]
  • Contents

  • History
  • The Exterminators initial incarnation was a TV pitch and pilot outline[1] as writer Simon Oliver was working in the film industry at the time. After consideration Oliver realized the story wasn’t really network material. Oliver then decided to pitch it to a comic book publisher. Luckily a film producer friend of Oliver had became good friends with Karen Berger of Vertigo Comics after they had discussed 100 Bullets. Through this friend the pitch of The Exterminators reached an interested publisher quickly. After some reworking with editor Jon Vankin the project was greenlit and the first issue was released January 2006[2].
  • A short preview of the comic before its initial release appeared in an issue of Y: The Last Man.
  • Story
  • Characters
  • The main character of The Exterminators is Henry James. Fresh out of jail, he starts working for his stepfather Nils Peterson’s extermination company Bug-Bee-Gone. Henry lives in an apartment with his girlfriend Laura, a high level employee of Ocran Industries, manufacturers of chemical products. One of these products is Draxx, a new poisonous gel for exterminating cockroaches. Draxx has some serious side effects which have been discovered by Dr. Saloth Sar, the in house scientist of Bug-Bee-Gone.
  • Plot
  • The Box
  • The box in question is of unknown origins, though it carries a distinct Egyptian motif. Henry James found it in AJ’s truck just before AJ died, and the subsequent flashback sequence indicates that the box was found during AJ’s stint in the Marine Corps, in the Gulf War. The box appears to be made of stone, and has an elaborately carved scarab on one side. On another are four keyholes and a swastika. It is entirely possible that the box is Egyptian, as it may have been carried by Roman soldiers into Iraq, and then rediscovered sometime before AJ’s military service.
  • The box’s significance is elaborated on in issue 25.
  • Collected editions
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