Because John Holmes‘ adult cinematic gumshoe needed a comic book, but without all that messy hardcore. Here’s the press release straight from my inbox — no edits for style, formatting or grammar:
Terminal Press’ Johnny Wadd brings kick-ass crime drama, handle-bar mustaches to comic books
Long Beach, NY — January 28, 2009 – The infamous 70′s film classic “Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here,” from Arrow Productions, is the latest to undergo the “HARD/CORE” treatment, in Terminal Press’ line of limited-run comic books doing artistic takes on iconic adult cinema.
“Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here” takes the cult classic Johnny Wadd character made famous by John Holmes and transports the “Johnny Wadd” character into a gritty crime drama set in present-day Mexico. For the uninitiated, the Johnny Wadd character and John Holmes himself were most recently the basis of Marc Wahlberg’s lead in “Boogie Nights” with Val Kilmer portraying Holmes as well in the film “Wonderland.”
Director, Bob Chinn said that he wrote the script for the first Johnny Wadd film on the back of an envelope. So, what would’ve Holmes and Chinn come up with if they had really shot for the moon with their script? What if they had to make people pay attention without showing them Holmes’ legendary 13 inches? They’d have done a hard boiled, tough as nails crime story with twists and turns and interesting characters, tough guys and sexy dames. They’d have done on film what we’ve done in this comic.
“This is my favorite comic book that Terminal Press has written so far. I truly love this story and am now a HUGE Johnny Wadd fan. The art is great and they even put in my idea of an orange 76’ Corvette for the Wadd to drive with a Nevada “Wadd” license plate,” says Robert Interlandi the Marketing Director from Arrow Productions.
“Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here” is written by Tony Fleecs (In My Lifetime, Wonderlost, Li’l FireBreather), with art by Dave Wachter (Scar Tissue, The Guns of Shadow Valley), colors by Narek Gevorgian (Silent Assassain) and Separations by Joe Frazzetta.