In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a pleasure dome erect!

"Only Death Can Save Us" is a bronzeage inspired, cosmic, fantasy romp, bringing together action and pathos as the ancient elemental know as 'Death' leaps from his etheral retirement to help a young soul protect her loved ones, her world... and even existence itself!

Metaphysical and inter relational themes are touched upon whilst an energetic chase and confrontation takes center stage. This world runs deep with cosmic and ancient human mythologies constantly crossing streams!

The story firmly plants itself in the all ages readership audience with Ex-Marvel Editor Tim Quinn guiding the art and story duties of 'Dr Who' and 'Marvel artist' Russ Leach in a tale that is in many ways a love letter to the way comics used to be!

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Russ "BleckBelt" Leach

Creator, writer and artist of "Only Death Can Save Us" Russ Leach lives in England and has had a long production career spanning multiple disciplines including publishing, illustration, retail design and online software development.

Russ has worked in the creative sphere since 1986 and over his career has embarked on a wide variety of creative projects with multiple International and blue chip companies. The list includes such well known brands as EMAP, Hornby, Sony, Lego, Wizard, Meccano, Harrods, AlfaLaval and Thomson. That list has increased more recently with publishers such as Marvel, Hachette, BBC Worldwide, Cartoon Network, Markosia and Panini.

Russ's debut graphic novel "Terminus at Fenton's Green" was released in 2014 to rave reviews and was published by cult Indy publisher Markosia. This was followed up with a second OGN in 2015 with master of the Macabre, Cy Dethan, with "Indifference Engine 2 - the suicideshow".

Whilst keeping one toe in Indy comics with various US based titles from Unstoppable Comics and David Lloyd's "Aces Weekly", Russ has also been the regular artist on Panini's Doctor Who Adventures, Cartoon Network's Ben 10 Magazine and Marvel and Hachettes "Draw The Marvel Way". Russ's comic book passion is the art and story writing of bronzeage comics and he's made it his mission to try and bring some of that approach to his work!

As well as producing "Only Death Can Save Us" Russ is currently producing a mix of storyboards and concept work for the film industry as well as comic book art &consultancy for multiple online projects.

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"Terrific" Tim Quinn

Editor Supreme on "Only Death Can Save Us" Tim Quinn was born in Liverpool in 1953, the very same year Beryl the Peril first appeared in The Topper. Coincidence? We think not! Educated by Irish Christian Brothers whose prospectus boasted, 'We will instill a fear of God into your child', it was little wonder Tim chose a life in entertainment.

Starting his career as a clown at Blackpool Tower Circus he then leapt back in time to work on BBC TV's Good Old Days music hall series where he started writing scripts for top comedians. It was a small jump into the world of comic books where he spent many happy years as scriptwriter, illustrator and editor on such noted titles as The Beano, The Dandy, Sparky, The Topper, Buster, Whoopee!, Bunty, Jackie, Dr Who Magazine, and Whizzer & Chips before heading Stateside to work for the mighty Marvel Comics Group on the world famous Spider-Man, X-Men and the Incredible Hulk.

Tim has also worked as a writer for the Guardian newspaper, editor for America's oldest publication The Saturday Evening Post and producer for LWT's The South Bank Show (amongst others producing a show on the history of Marvel Comics!).

Today he is on a lecture tour of the UK discussing the humour and nostalgia of comics, runs a management company for recording artists, conducts workshops on cartooning and literacy, creates way too many charitable projects, and dreams of the day he will be bitten by a radioactive giraffe so that he can finally take over the universe.

Find out more bout Tim and his work at his website
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