"Dead Squad" is the latest comic from Darby Pop! distributed by IDW. It features the writing dynamic duo of Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia. Who are Federman and Scaia you ask? Well, beyond the fact that they're good buds of mine and all around cool guys, they've written for television's JERICHO, WAREHOUSE 13, and DC’s HUMAN TARGET and have others in the works. Not to mention they have a few projects that are in development for the big screen too including Y: THE LAST MAN (the award winning comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan) and GHOST RECON (the Ubisoft videogame franchise).
Federman and Scaia introduce us to a threesome of Delta Force operators in the midst of a mission to recover a mysterious package. It seems that after recovering the package, our characters are presented with the realization the mission is not what they expected AND that their chain of command has decided to do things in their own way...a way that's not agreeable to our three characters.
The artwork really helps the story along as well and its no wonder because its done by comic book veteran and TV animator Kirk Van Wormer. It has a sleek, current look with the "action" sequences really getting you into the story as it develops. I don't want to give the book away, because I want you to see the story unfold for yourself, but between the writing and the last panel...I'm REALLY excited to see where this story goes.