This December Image is bringing writer Brian Schirmer’s fantasy western to shops everywhere! Brian Schirmer and artist Claudia Balboni team up to pull us into…
…a dreamlike version of the Old West, where one 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, as he’s forced to question his identity, his sanity, and his very existence.
“To me, Tom Ketchum is more than a minor historical figure—he’s family,” said Schirmer. “My great-grandmother’s cousin. So, his name and the stories associated with him have been with me my whole life. That said, I knew we wouldn’t be creating a strictly biographical piece, so I pulled in influences from Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Orson Welles’ The Trial, just to name a few.”
This sounds great, fantasy westerns can be really trippy I’m looking forward to seeing just how far out Schirmer and Balboni will take it. Find the pre-order code below and contact your local comic shop.
BLACK JACK KETCHUM #1 (Diamond Code OCT150488) which will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, December 2nd. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, November 9th.