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Fantasy Series ‘Bear Pirate Viking Queen’ To Be Collected Into Trade Paperback This August

Bear Pirate Viking Queen

Bestselling epic fantasy miniseries Bear Pirate Viking Queen, by award-winning storyteller Sean Lewis (King SpawnThumbs) and talented newcomer artist Jonathan Marks Barravecchia, will be fully collected in a new trade paperback, hitting shelves in August from Image Comics. 

The epic fantasy is a tale of the sea, of Pirates, Vikings, Queens, and bears, warring with each other and trying to assert dominance over the past and future of the world. Beautiful, poignant, and daring—readers embark on the adventure of a lifetime with a story by masterful writer Lewis and with mind-blowing hand-painted watercolor art by Barravecchia, resulting in a book unlike anything you’ve read. The first issue, a breakout hit, immediately sold-out at the distributor level and was rushed back for a second printing. Fans will now have the ability to read the whole series from start to finish in a brand new volume.

“At this point in my career my goal has been to make books where each one is a swing at the canon of books I worshipped as a kid. From this source of inspiration, I wanted to make a book that was undeniably beautiful, full of myth and depth, that was unlike anything I had seen or done before,” said Lewis. “This book is our shot across the water at everything we’ve ever loved about the comic book and graphic novel form, and we’re so excited to be able to share the full story with readers.”

“I’m thrilled to have Bear Pirate Viking Queen collected and presented as a trade. Sean and I made exactly the comic that we wanted to make with these issues—and to have that comic be a painted, meditative, meandering story about human nature is not without risk,” said Barravecchia. “To have such a positive response to the series has been amazing. We wanted to create a story that is as equally rewarding to read as individual issues as it is all collected, and I can’t wait to share this version with the world.” 

The Bear Pirate Viking Queen trade paperback will be available at local comic book shops on Wednesday, August 21 and independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indigo, and Waterstones on Tuesday, September 3.  Bear Pirate Viking Queen will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.