Black Jack Ketchum was just released in Image’s December solicitations and writer Brian Schirmer has reached out to give us a couple more details on his upcoming project and preview pages!
It’s a surreal Western that kicks off with a case of (possible) mistaken identity. It’s the story of Tom Ketchum, struggling to clear his name in a world populated by talking sidearms, crackshot children, a mysterious, merciless judge, and the faceless, supernatural Dusters. Imagine those last guys as the Nazgul of the frontier and you’ll be pretty close.
It’s The Fugitive meets The Prisoner in a dreamlike version of the Old West. Kieron Gillen tells me it’s “the Weird Western turned Lynchian.” That’s pretty apt.
Here is the official description from Image:
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, as he’s forced to question his identity, his sanity, and his very existence.
Black Jack Ketchum is written by Brian Schirmer with interior art by Claudia Balboni and cover art by Jeremy Saliba. It hits stores December 2, 2015.
On to the previews!