Image Comics 10.07 | Graveslinger #1

grslnIt's cowboys vs. zombies when 117 executed killers rise from their graves in 1870s Arizona in this weird twist on the Wild West.





BERKELEY, CA – Shadowline/Image Comics start October off with a bang in Graveslinger, a full color Western miniseries written by established pros Shannon Eric Denton (Common Foe, Zapt!) and Jeff Mariotte (Desperadoes, Missing White Girl) and featuring art by video game concept artist and comics newcomer John Cboins.

Graveslinger begins in Gila Flats, Arizona Territory, 1873 as undertaker Frank Timmons accidentally unleashes 117 executed killers from their graves at Arizona Territory's Gila Flats Prison. When those undead killers go on a murder spree that claims the life of his beloved-and a sinister, mystical being enlists him to reclaim the killers' souls-Frank knows he's in for an adventure he might not survive.

Mariotte says of Graveslinger, "When Shannon brought this idea to me, I had to get on board. Now that we've added the brilliant John Cboins and letterer extraordinaire Ed Dukeshire, I know we have a comic readers will love. Most creators never get to do a Western series they're proud of, and I've had two. I am a lucky guy."

Valentino adds, "I've long admired Jeff and Shannon's work and have wanted to work with both for years. While not a big fan of the Western genre, I felt that this story was unique and added a twist to the well-worn plots. And with the recent success of DC's wonderful Jonah Hex series, I believe that the comics audience is ready to be re-introduced to the genre. We're proud to be publishing Graveslinger."

Graveslinger, a four-issue miniseries, debuts in October 2007 from Shadowline/Image Comics.

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