’80s action movie homage, Sexcastle, has received notable praise from creators in comics including Matt Fraction and Justin Jordan. Creator Kyle Starks set out to make a graphic novel based on his love of action movies, and it’s gone from kickstarter funded to full blown Image Comics publication.

Sexcastle is a perfect mix of homage and comedy, action and irony, loving tribute and hilarious send-up of the great, good, and ungodly-bad action movies of the ‘80s. I don’t remember the last time a debut book hit me this hard. Literally, this book punched me in the face. It’s THAT mean.” –Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, ODY-C, SATELLITE SAM)

Roadhouse is, of course, the greatest movie known to mankind. Sexcastle is what Roadhouse wishes it could be. Shane Sexcastle was born mean, but he’s trying to be a better man. Mostly through murder. Occasionally sex. But mostly murder. Read Sexcastle or SHANE WILL KNOW.” –Justin Jordan (LUTHOR STRODE, SPREAD, Green Lantern: New Guardians)

Sexcastle follows the story of Shaun Sexcastle, an assassin trying to become the best florist in the world but of course has to deal with killing off baddies before fulfilling his dream. Image Comics and Comixology are offering a free 31-page preview to get a taste of Sexcastle. Sexcastle will be available in comic shops on March 18 and bookstores on March 31.

SEXCASTLE cover

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-300-5
  • Diamond Comic order code JAN150621
  • 208 pages, paperback, black and white
  • $15.99
  • Rated Mature

Press Release:

SEXCASTLE by Kyle Starks is uniting some of comics’ top authors and artists in their praise of the the raucous graphic novel. SEXCASTLE follows Shane Sexcastle, an assassin whose dream to find spiritual fulfillment as the best damned florist the world ever saw is derailed by all the killing in the world that needs to be done.

Sexcastle is a perfect mix of homage and comedy, action and irony, loving tribute and hilarious send-up of the great, good, and ungodly-bad action movies of the ‘80s. I don’t remember the last time a debut book hit me this hard. Literally, this book punched me in the face. It’s THAT mean.” –Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, ODY-C, SATELLITE SAM)

Roadhouse is, of course, the greatest movie known to mankind. Sexcastle is what Roadhouse wishes it could be. Shane Sexcastle was born mean, but he’s trying to be a better man. Mostly through murder. Occasionally sex. But mostly murder. Read Sexcastle or SHANE WILL KNOW” –Justin Jordan (LUTHOR STRODE, SPREAD, Green Lantern: New Guardians)

Sexcastle just elbowed me in the face with the greatest hits of 80’s ass-kicking. Be prepared to laugh out loud and rock out. (You’re gonna want to blast some sweet jams while you read it.)”  –Mike Norton (REVIVAL, Battle Pug)

“I can assure you that Sexcastle lives up to all the badassery that you would expect from a book called ‘Sexcastle’. I will warn you though, if you are looking for a book about castles having sex, you will be greatly disappointed.” –Ryan Browne (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS)

“Pure unfiltered machismo.” –Nick Pitarra (THE  MANHATTAN PROJECTS)

SEXCASTLE will be in comic book stores on March 18 and in bookstores on March 31. A 31-page preview is available to download here. Pre-order now at your local comics shop, bookstore, or online.

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