Rev up those engines–this NCBD brings the return of our high-octane racing series, Speed Republic, now in trade paperback format and with all-new foreword by Nottingham author, David Hazan!
Artist Emanuele Parascandolo and award-winning writer Ryan K Lindsay explore a thrilling story about societal hardship, personal endurance, and how to navigate some of the most dangerous turns in this pulse-pounding classic from Mad Cave Studios. Collecting issues #1-5 of our high-octane racing series, follow along with the Valencia siblings through every twist and turn of The Grand Race!
Speed Republic Vol. 1
Author: Ryan K Lindsay – Artist: Emanuele Parascandolo – Colorist: Michele Monte – Letterer: Joamette Gil
Preview the foreword:
Meet the Creators!
“Speed Republic is one of my favourite things I’ve ever written because it’s a story that touches on a whole bunch of narrative elements I love. It’s about a future society breakdown, a completely detached megacorporation monolith, family, a sense of purpose, and of course epic pulse-pounding car race shenanigans. I felt as much influence from haunted John Carpenter futures as I did esoteric emotional vignettes from the Coen Brothers. This is a story about one man trying to help his family, and maybe himself, in a world that won’t, and doesn’t truly value the concept of doing such things. Creating this landscape, in which to tell this story with Emanuele Parascandolo, has been a dark delight and I hope readers lose themselves in the swirl of this comic.”
– Ryan K Lindsay (He/Him) – Writer
Instagram: @ryanklindsay | Twitter: @ryanklindsay
“Working on Speed Republic has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had so far. The collaboration between Ryan, Chris, Michele, and I was nothing short of a perfect synergy to me and it made me grow as an artist and as a worker in general. Probably, the thing I’ve loved the most has been reading and picturing the characters that Ryan had created: they felt so real that they immediately took shape in the panels, and trying to make them as expressive as possible has been a total blast for me!”
– Emanuele Parascandolo (He/Him) – Artist
Instagram: @ilfratellodiparascandolo | Twitter: @paraskino
Emanuele was featured in an exclusive interview with PreviewsWorld leading up to the release of Speed Republic #1! You can read his close-up here.
Praise for Speed Republic
Need a refresher on the rules of The Grand Race? Check out the official trailer for Speed Republic below!
Speed Republic Vol. 1 is now available on the Mad Cave Studios website, here, at your favorite local comic shop, or on your favorite digital comic reader!
Mad Cave Studios: is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded by Mark London in 2014 driven by madness and committed to quality. For additional information, visit madcavestudios.com.
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