Saturday, July 29, 2017

Shirtless Bear-Fighter - Burt Beariant Cover


PORTLAND, OR, 07/27/2017 — SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!—from writers Jody LeHeup (former editor of Uncanny X-Force, Deadpool, Quantum and Woody) and Sebastian Girner (SCALES & SCOUNDRELS), artist Nil Vendrell, colorist Mike Spicer (HEAD LOPPER, MYTHIC), and letterer Dave Lanphear—bares all in sizzling new Burt “beariant."

After being betrayed by the bears that raised him, the legendary SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER wanders the forest he’s sworn to protect, fist-fighting bears, eating flapjacks, and being the angriest man the world has ever known! When wild-eyed, super-strong bears attack the citizens of Major City, Shirtless ventures into the human world to do what he does best… PUNCH THOSE BEARS IN THE FACE!

The #WarOnBearror continues with SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER! #2 available on stores now.

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER! #3 Cover A by Robinson (Diamond Code JUN170800), Cover B by Vella (Diamond Code JUN170801), Cover C by Chabot (Diamond Code JUN170802), and Cover D limited Burt Beariant (Diamond Code JUN178364) will be available in stores on Wednesday, August 23rd. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, July 31st.

Select praise for SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!:

“As wonderfully wild as it is completely literal.” —IGN

“A home run for me. It hits all the right silly notes, not taking itself too seriously. I can't
say this is a concept I ever would have thought would exist as a comic book, but I sure
am glad it does.” —Comicosity

“Straight-forward in internal logic and ridiculous in execution, it's bloody amazing.”
Multiversity Comics

“100% no bullshit. Shirtless Bear Fighter is one of the most insane and brilliantly
engaging comics I've maybe ever read in my life. GOD DAMN this book is why comics
exist. ORDER UP!” —Donny Cates

“I am pro all Bear vs Man action and very excited.” —Kieron Gillen

Shirtless Bear Fighter is the sort of uninhibited fun we desperately need in comics and
you will love it.” —Rick Remender

“Listen up people! You HAVE to order this comic NOW. It has everything you can ask

Shirtless Bear-Fighter is the most delightfully insane comic book I’ve ever read. If it
clears customs from the Canadian printer—you must own it!” —Gerry Duggan

“This is one of the greatest Bear-Brawl'n, Wrestling, Maple Syrup, Bacon Love'n,
Epic-stories never told...TOLD! Don't miss this!!!” —Nathan Fox

“There is no greater feeling than crushing friends’ spirits with honesty when I ask for my
opinion of their work. Shirtless Bear-Fighter denies me that joy because it’s genuinely
awesome.” —Jhonen Vasquez

“This book is MARVELOUS.” —James Asmus 

“These dudes are insane. I mean that as a compliment. Give their book a look.”
Jason Latour

“Spend all your fish-money to get Shirtless Bear-Fighter… Hilarious animal abuse at its
finest!” —Fred Van Lente

“I loved this book. Its only flaw is we never actually get to see Shirtless Bear Fighter's
flap jack. Don't let bears wipe their ass on America, support Shirtless Bear-Fighter!
Joshua Dysart 

“This is awesome in the crazy bananas way comics should be. You can feel Jody
LeHeup & Sebastian Girner having a blast on every page. Pre-order.” —Paul Azaceta

“This is gonna be killer! Order today!” —Cliff Chiang

“Look, if even the NAME ‘ShirtlessBearFighter’ doesn't get your interest, I don't know
what even...! Pre-order this thang! —Cully Hamner

“If you care about anything great in the universe, you'd be reading Shirtless Bear Fighter
by my buddies Sebastian Girner and Jody LeHeup!! Amazing!” —Jerome Opeña‏

“You really need this book in your life.” —Tom Muller

Shirtless Bear-Fighter is a fun insane ride worth your attention. You won't have this
much fun reading a comic! Get it!” —Mike Benson

“Some real depth behind the fun concept and humor.” —Paul Tobin

“Do you like crazy shit? Try this.” —David Lopez

Shirtless Bear-Fighter is the only comic that will save you in the event of a global
apocalypse! Hysterical work by Jody LeHeup, Sebastian Girner, etc.” —David

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