Attending comic conventions can quite often reveal to fans that rare find that proves a welcome addition to a collection. Quite often those that attend are the first to experience the next big thing well before the rest of fandom through panel reveals or exclusive fan offerings. Las Vegas Comic Expo 2013 is no exception to this wonderful phenomenon and will have its share of exclusives and reveals. Among those most treasured reveals and elusive exclusive take home treasures will be the latest from creator Orlando Harding and First Comics Publishing, Night Stalker .5! (check out the exclusive cover in the associated article photo) That’s right, the popular anti-hero creation from Orlando Harding has teamed with First Comics to bring you an early tale of Dyana the Demon Hunter in a 20 page con exclusive which will not be available anywhere else. Not only does this treat feature the stunning work and talents of Orlando Harding (writer/creator), David Miller (artist), Kelly Nuttall (letterer), Steve Cobb (colorist), and Ken Levin (editor), it features a pin up page of Dyana in her true form (and here you thought she was only a pretty face) and a sneak peek at a mysterious shadowy character that will appear in future issues. Mr. Harding’s stellar writing is on display and manages to weave a supernatural tale that signals the beginnings of what promises to be a larger story set against the backdrop of San Francisco, California as the story finds our hero on the hunt. Guns, magic, action, Angels, Demons , damnation, and redemption, all the makings of an epic story that promises to cross time and dimensions all starts with issue .5.
This event is of significance as it signals the return of 1st Comics, one of the comic industries most successful indie publishers (responsible for such titles as American Flagg!, Grimjack, Nexus, Badger, Dreadstar, and Jon Sable), to a comic scene in need of fresh new innovative voices ready to tell fresh new innovative tales. Those fortunate enough to attend this con should make it a point to stop by booth EB 406 to meet and greet Mr. Harding to learn more about this incredible series. If you aren’t a fan now, by the time you learn more about NightStalker, you will be (check out the associated video for an interview Mr. Harding did with ComicWow for the 411 on this unique series). The Las Vegas Comic Expo will be held September 28-29 in Las Vegas Nevada at the Riviera on the Vegas strip.