Turf (Image Comics)

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Cover of Turf 1 (April 2010)
Art by Tommy Lee Edwards
Publication information
PublisherImage Comics
FormatLimited series
Publication dateApril 2010 – June 2011
No. of issues5
Creative team
Created byJonathan Ross
Tommy Lee Edwards
Written byJonathan Ross
Artist(s)Tommy Lee Edwards
Letterer(s)John Workman
Colorist(s)Tommy Lee Edwards
Editor(s)John Barber
Collected editions
HardcoverISBN 1-60706-400-6

Turf is a five-issue comic book limited series, written by Jonathan Ross,[1] illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards[2] and published by American company Image Comics.[3] It was later serialised in CLiNT, before being collected.

Plot summary[edit]

The narrative is set in 1920s Prohibition-era New York and features period typical gangsters alongside vampires and aliens. Ross himself, describes the comic as "An intelligent popcorn movie. lots of action, lots of setting, lots of cool ideas, but with an emotional heart to it".[4]


The first 20,000 copies of issue 1 sold out on pre-orders alone. In interview, Ross has said that he intends the mini-series to run for five issues, eventually being released in a hardback collection and potentially a film adaptation, to be made by Matthew Vaughn.[1]

Film adaptation[edit]

In 2011, Benderspink has optioned a film adaptation of Turf.[5]

Collected editions[edit]

The series was collected into a single volume:


  1. ^ a b Aitkenhead, Decca (April 9, 2010). "Jonathan Ross: Can I be honest with you?". The Guardian. Retrieved April 10, 2010.
  2. ^ Richards, Dave (September 1, 2009). "Tommy Lee Edwards & Jonathan Ross Defend Their "Turf"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 10, 2010.
  3. ^ "Image Comics Announces "Turf"" (Press release). Comic Book Resources. January 7, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
  4. ^ Johnston, Rich (August 20, 2009). "Turf – Jonathan Ross And Tommy Lee Edwards' New Comic". Bleeding Cool.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (5 December 2011). "Benderspink Stakes Out 'Turf' For Film". Deadline. Retrieved 2 May 2017.


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