DC Announces QUARANTINE ZONE & GET JIRO Sequel

'Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi' cover by Dave Johnson
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Looks like DC liked foodie celebrity Anthony Bourdain's Get Jiro graphic novel so much they're ordering seconds... and a side.

DC announced Tuesday two new graphic novels, Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi by Bourdain, Joel Rose and Ale Garza and Quarantine Zone by Daniel H. Wilson and Fernando Pasarin.

Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi will be published by DC's Vertigo imprint just as the original 2012 volume, and will follow title character Jiro as he tells the story of years growing up as part of his father's Yakuza mob while also cultivating his dreams to be a chef. Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi is set for release October 20, 2015.

"Where did my ultra-violent sushi chef hero from the previous book come from? What if you were brought up in a family where murder is acceptable practice and making the best sushi on the planet is a shameful secret?” Anthony Bourdain said in a press relase, “I wanted to take the story back to its beginnings--in Japan (albeit a slightly-in-the-future, dystopic Japan), and indulge my own enthusiasms for both the place and the many classic genre films that have been made there.  This is fun for me." 

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The second original graphic novel, Quarantine Zone, is a rare release as it's being published by the main DC Entertainment company but isn't seemingly connected to any of the DCU superhero universes. Quarantine Zone written by one of its newest writers, Daniel H. Wilson, and artist Fernando Pasarin. Set for release in January of 2016, Quarantine Zone shows a future Earth plagued by a virus that is described by DC as the "root of all evil." World government then forces the infected into restricted areas for the well-being of others, watched over those areas called the Quarantine Zone Enforcement.

Wilson is currently head writer of Earth 2: World's End and sole writer of the new Earth 2: Society series launching in June, and outside of comics did the prose novels Robopocolypse and Robogenesis.

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