The creative team behind hits like The Few and Thumbs—writer Sean Lewis (King Spawn), artist Hayden Sherman (Wasted Space)—unites with rock-star letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou for the upcoming Western/Fantasy genre mashup, Above Snakes. This five-issue miniseries is set to launch from Image Comics in July.
“After two sci-fi books with Hayden, they presented a new challenge,” said Lewis. “What about a Western? I thought of all the old movies my grandpa watched. I wasn’t sure how to do that. But I did know how to blow it up. And I did know how to write about vengenace. Hayden and Hassan have jsut elevated that to an ungodly level. It’s a fun book.”
In Above Snakes, readers are introduced to a story that’s equal parts Deadwood-style Western and Neil Gaiman-esque fantasy. It’s the story of Dirt, a man seeking vengeance for his murdered wife with nothing but a talking vulture to prod him on. Above Snakes is a fast and furious explosion of Western tropes and American vengeance that explores where our rage can take us.
Sherman added: “Above Snakes is classic western gunslinging fun that’s been made all the better by Sean’s distinct voice that, as always, immediately adds to each genre he steps into. At the same time, it’s been a blast making something new out of the well loved visual language that comes with the old west.”
Above Snakes #1 (Diamond Code MAY220027) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 13.
Above Snakes #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.