JIM SHOOTER Ushers Hard-Boiled Noir (with Talking Animals) to IMAGE COMICS with SLOW CITY BLUES

Slow City Blues
Credit: Shawn Moll/John Livesay/JD Smith (Image Comics)
Credit: Yasmine Putri (Image Comics)

Iconic editor Jim Shooter returns to the world of comic books in 2020, ushering in a unique crime noir (with a side of talking animals) called Slow City Blues through Image Comics.

"Slow City Blues is an ongoing, genre bending series that brings you everything you crave in a comic book: action, adventure, suspense, fantasy, tragedy, and plenty of humor," reads a press release for the book. "hTe story is focuses on Detective John Loris, who gets trapped inside his imagination after accidentally killing a little girl in the line of duty. After trying to take his own life, John instead ends up in Slow City, a construct of his mind’s eye, a place where anything and everything is possible, except a way out.

"John is both revered and reviled as the Creator, but in Slow City, even God is just another slob. So, he does the only thing he knows how:  Be a cop. But times are changing and the wheels in his mind are in motion. And now, John and his partner, a six foot six, smart-ass skunk, must solve a double homicide and bring the killer to justice before a gang war between the Gorillas of the Devil’s Backbone and the Dragons of the Midnight Syndicate destroys Slow City."

Slow City Blues is created and written by Samuel Haine, and he works with penciller Shawn Moll and inker/editor John Livesay.

"You have never seen anything like Slow City Blues. Sam and John must be crazy, and I mean that in a good way. Whatever they’re drinkin’, gimme a double."

Credit: Shawn Moll/John Livesay/JD Smith (Image Comics)

Slow City Blues is scheduled to debut February 2020 from Image Comics.

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