Writers Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson are returning to AfterShock Comics, and bringing a Western with them.
Scheduled to debut February 12, Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man follows a young woman named Ethel who is out for vengeance.
"A year before the book begins her entire family was murdered while passing through the town of Sweetheart Arizona. After feeling like the police have done nothing, Ethel returns to Sweetheart with a revolver in her hand to make things right," explained Thompson in a statement. "She has no idea who she's looking for but she's determined to find the man who killed her family. Her quest for revenge is fueled by the novel she's reading Shadow of a Wanted Man - an old school pulp western about famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. Sol is the second lead of the book, as we follow his own personal quest for revenge alongside Ethel's."
Deescribed as "full Coen Brothers, full Sergio Leone" by Thompson, Undone by Blood is drawn by Sami Kivela (Machine Gun Wizards).
Here is the solicitation for the first issue. Look for AfterShock Comics' full February 2020 solicitations later this month on Newsarama.
Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 02.12.20
Writer: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson
Artist: Sami Kivela
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Sami Kivela w/ Jason Wordie
Incentive Cover: Andrew Robinson
In the early 1970s, Ethel Grady Lane returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Arizona with one thing on her mind: killing the man who murdered her family. But first, she’ll have to find him.
As Ethel navigates the eccentric town and its inhabitants, she learns that the quaint veneer hides a brewing darkness. She has no choice but to descend into a ring of depravity and violence, with her only ally an Old West novel that follows famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, a love of fiction informs choices in reality, for better or worse.
From the minds of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (The Dregs, X-Men, HER INFERNAL DESCENT) and artist Sami Kivela (Abbot, Tommy Gun Wizards) comes a neo-western that depicts the hard truth of seeking vengeance in the real world.