Rat Queens Eisner Award-nominated writer Kurtis Wiebe is bringing his latest creator-owned series, Bounty to Dark Horse Comics and readers this summer.

Wieber will be teaming up with Mindy Lee for the femme-fatale sci-fi caper of epic proportions.

Bounty is strongly my voice and one of my favourite comics I’ve ever written,” says Wiebe. “While it’s about sisters who hunt criminals in the future, it is ultimately about the nature of family and the trust we share with those closest to us. With a little bit of action and romance on the side. What Mindy Lee is doing with the art is unlike anything I’ve seen in comics before.”

The story focuses on the Gadflies, a pair of former criminals who were the most wanted in the galaxy. They’d stolen from galaxy’s most evil corporations and redistributed their ill-gotten gains to the less fortunate. This earned them a reputation as the roughest outlaws in the universe – with a bounty on their heads to match. However, over the years the law has been closing in on them and the Gadflies are forced to abandon their thieving and banditing ways. They embark on a new career as bounty hunters with the motto, “if you can’t beat’em, join ’em – then rob ’em for all they’re worth.”

Dark Horse is describing the series as Rat Queens meets Firefly.

Bounty #1 hits comic book shelves on July 6th.