Gun-toating, hick-with-a-heart-of-gold Daryl Dixon is, hands down, the best part of The Walking Dead. Norman Reedus, the man behind the character, is pretty damn awesome too. So, it just follows that someone should dedicate a comic character to him. Miguel A. Insignares did just that in his comic Monster Town. The story features Reedus as its main character, greaser ex-con Dexter Collins.
Insignares adapted Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead into comic form, had artwork featured in The Punisher movie and designed collectables for First Blood, Rambo, and Rocky Balboa. Reedus will team up with Insignares, acting as associate producer on all Monster Town multi-media projects.
Here’s some background on Monster Town:
Set in 1950's Arizona, MONSTER TOWN features Dexter Collins (Norman Reedus), an ex-con, greaser who returns to his hometown after a ten year absence. His attempt at reconciling with his old flame and estranged father are short lived after a mysterious meteorite transforms the local townspeople into ravenous, mutated monsters. When the monsters attack, will the former outlaw be the town's saving grace or its ultimate demise? MONSTER TOWN will take you through the journey.
Mr. Insignares said, “Norman and I have been looking to collaborate for a while and when I showed him the details and visual style of MONSTER TOWN he immediately jumped onboard. This project is a perfect fit for us and the action/horror fan.I am stoked to join forces with Norman and we invite innovative companies who would like to translate MONSTER TOWN into other media such as Television, Film, Animation, and Game Consoles to join us." Norman added, "I am excited to be a part of this project and to watch it grow."
To kick off the collaboration, a limited edition print of Reedus as Dexter Collins, signed by the artist, is available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Hero Initiative. Fans can also buy buttons with the slogan “Reedus will Lead Us,” limited edition t-shirts, and guitar picks.