Top Cow Productions, Inc., the company behind Witchblade,The Darkness and Wanted, announced today that it has partnered with EP1T0ME Studios, Inc. to co-produce and to publish The Clay People’s Colossus.
Colossus, penned by Matt Hawkins (Think Tank) and illustrated by Christian DiBari (Magdalena), introduces a bi-racial teenager in middle America that, thanks to his grandfather’s last wish, unleashes an otherworld of hurt onto his tormentors.
Colossus was inspired by The Clay People’s song of the same name; Richard Leibowitz, EP1T0ME’s President, said: “The song means different things to different people; the more we heard it, the more we envisioned a story about an underdog with new-found, out-of-control power and the ramifications that using it would bring.”
EP1T0ME is inviting curious readers to visit https://ep1t0.me/colossus and sign up for updates, the first 100 signups will receive a digital copy of The Clay People’s latest album and the next 500 sign ups will receive a digital copy of the single, Colossus.
“After Rich pitched Colossus, I listened to the song and the lyrics really spoke to me,” says Top Cow President, Matt Hawkins. “My sons are bi-racial, so the story made me think; so much so that I offered to write it myself. Intolerance, drug addiction, poverty and boredom pave a perfect storm for a revenge tale of grisly proportions!”
Dan Neet, The Clay People’s frontman, said: “I wrote the song during a dark time; I can’t believe it’s coming to life for all of our fans and others to see.”