Speakeasy Brings Its Soul To Chicago

July 25 2005, Toronto, Canada — Speakeasy Comics is proud to announce the release of Of Bitter Souls #1 at Wizard World Chicago on August 4th. Of Bitter Souls #1 marks the long awaited return to a monthly title for industry legend Norm Breyfogle and the debut for hot new writer Chuck Satterlee. The first issue will be available for sale at the convention in Chi-Town and will be released in stores soon thereafter.

Of Bitter Souls is the story of a mysterious New Orleans Pastor named Secord who chooses four individuals and adorns them with powers that, to their delight or disgust, are directly related to their worst character flaws. It begs the question, what should we do with the gifts we are given? Under the guidance of Pastor Secord, the four flawed heroes will be set loose on the vampires, ghosts, zombies and other supernatural baddies that are so prevalent in New Orleans’ legends. They will be a force for good… that is if they don’t destroy themselves with their own powers first. Of Bitter Souls mixes New Orleans mythology & architecture with superheroes and theology, Of Bitter Souls is a full color monthly, ongoing series and will be available for $2.99. Along with a purchase of OBS #1, readers will be treated to a printed preview for Satterlee’s second monthly title from Speakeasy, Smoke & Mirror.

“We are very pleased to finally get out there in readers’ hands,” said Satterlee, the series’ creator, “It just seems as if we have been working forever. We are already on issue five now and it’s just good to see something in print.”

Preview pages for Of Bitter Souls #1 and #2 can be found at www.speakeasycomics.com or at Satterlee’s studio website, www.relativecomics.com.

Look for more comics and creator from Speakeasy Comics at Wizard World Chicago, August 4-7! For tickets and more information, please visit: http://store.yahoo.com/wizarduniverse/wizworchic20.html