Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Image Comics Announces "Black Jack Ketchum" Trade Paperback


"It is righteous good, man. Schirmer has serious chops. Definitely pick this up!!" —Greg Rucka

From the creative team of writer Brian Schirmer and artist Claudia Balboni comes the weird western tale of BLACK JACK KETCHUM, collecting issues #1-4 in trade paperback this June.

In a dreamlike version of the Old West, Tom Ketchum struggles to clear his name—and stay alive—when he’s mistaken for wanton outlaw “Black Jack” Ketchum. With the aid of his talking sidearm, a secretive gambler, and a mute girl with a Winchester, Tom evades the mysterious Union and its supernatural enforcers, the faceless Dusters.

BLACK JACK KETCHUM TP (ISBN 9781632157034) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 and bookstores on Tuesday, June 14, and will be available for $14.99. It can be ordered by retailers through Diamond Book Distributors with the Diamond Code MAR160615. It can be preordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.


Black Jack Ketchum is an exciting spin on the Weird Western, an explosion of iconography from a major new talent!”—Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Wolverine)

It’s the Weird Western turned Lynchian.”—Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)

"9 out of 10. A completely unexpected and wholly welcome addition to a revived genre, and like East of West, it opens a doorway to the weird through the shopfront of the familiar."—Newsarama

An odd but compelling read, Black Jack Ketchum presents a supernatural mystery in the last wild place of the American frontier; a place where anything can happen and it does.”—Fangoria

A mind-bending supernatural thriller.”—Big Comic Page

Black Jack Ketchum is a gun-toting whirlwind, a ‘wilder’ west if you will. I’m excited to see where it goes.”—Jim Zub (WAYWARD, Samurai Jack)

"If David Lynch did a Western, it might be a lot like Black Jack Ketchum."—Newsarama

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.


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