What the Hell’s been keeping me busy? Well, let me show you.
It’s going to be a busy summer, and I wanted to take a few minutes to share the cover art for a few new projects I have coming out. I’m very excited about each and every one of these, and I hope you’ll rush to your comic shop and pick them up when they hit the stands.
I’ve placed the books in a rough release schedule. The dates, of course, are always subject to change.
The final issue of my Superman/Batman arc comes out on the 18th of May. I’m a little blue to see this one come to an end. I would have liked to expand that story to as many issues as they would have given me!
The Tooth, which I’ve mentioned numerous times, comes out on May 25th!
In early June, the first issue of Fear Itself: The Deep comes out, as I’ve mentioned before.
The second trade paperback collection of The Sixth Gun hits the shelves in June! It collects issues 7 – 11, presenting a story of New Orleans, voodoo, spirits, and the revelation of the true power of The Six! It will be a weird feeling to finally have a second volume of my work!
Collecting issues #7 – #11 of the hit new series by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt! General Hume has been defeated and the six mystical guns are now in the possession of our heroes. But Hume is too evil to stay dead for long, and the power of the guns come at a terrible price. In the haunted bayous around New Orleans, Drake, Becky, and Gord hunt for a way to rid themselves of the cursed weapons while evil forces conspire all around them.
In addition to the previously mentioned Fear Itself: Black Widow, I have a couple of other projects dropping on the 29th! Looks like it’ll be a big day for me!
First up is Fear Itself: The Deep #2. The first of two books with a super-secret blacked-out image! There have been spoilers posted around the net regarding the Worthy, who will be wreaking havoc on the heroes of the Marvel Universe. I, however, refuse to spoil anything about the books here. Suffice it to say, this issue has some big, crazy action. I wrote a scene featuring the Silver Surfer that I’m really excited about. Working on this title has given me a lot of love for Loa and Lyra (the Savage She-Hulk), and I now dream of doing a book featuring the two of them teaming up.
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! The Sub-Mariner’s kingdom has fallen! Namor and his allies–Dr. Strange, the Silver Surfer, the Savage She-Hulk, and Loa–must invade New Atlantis and wrest control from the sinister forces that have claimed the city. With Namor still shaken by the crushing defeat he has suffered, our heroes may be no match for the frightening opposition they’re set to encounter as the Worthy’s lieutenants summon dark forces that spill into the oceans…and one team member may be forever changed as fear takes over.
Of course there’s a new issue of The Sixth Gun coming out in June. This one kicks off a new story arc that I’ve titled “Bound.” The first two issues are action-packed to say the least. They were also, for various reasons, extremely hard for me to write. I shake up the pacing and the story in the last four issues of the arc.
Drake, Becky, and a host of armed priests travel by rail as they escort the dead-but-dreaming corpse of General Hume to his final resting place. But this is the Old West, so you can be sure a train robbery is in the cards… and it’s The Sixth Gun, so you can be sure this is a robbery like no other!
Here’s the second top secret cover (and secret solicit text), this time for Fear Itself: FF. What can I say about this issue? It’s big and action-packed and violent… and there’s plenty of collateral damage. I used some elements of the character design in the story in a way I’m pretty geeked out about. Hope you’ll like what I did here!
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! XXXX XXXXX…one of the most beloved heroes in the Marvel Universe…is now the willing avatar of the Serpent’s malice–an engine of discord cutting an unstoppable path of destruction through the heart of New York City! How did the Serpent’s Hammer seduce him so easily? Can the rest of the XXXXXXX stop him before he levels the entire city in the name of his dark master?
The next issue of The Sixth Gun drops in late July. This one was a bear to write, but I think it turned out pretty well. The story’s pretty action-packed from the first to last page. It ends with a bit of a shocker, too. It also features a character who had a cameo in the very first issue of the series… but who has not been seen since.
As if a group of undead robbers wasn’t bad enough—there’s a mummy loose on the train! Drake and Becky fight their way through revenants, necromancers, and—yes—mummies as they barrel towards a shocking fate. This robbery ends in a way no one will be expecting!
The third issue of the “Bound” story arc hits in August, and–yes–that’s Abe Lincoln and a mummy on the cover. For this issue, we have a special guest artist–Tyler Crook–who is an absolutely amazing talent.
Drake has faced strange enemies, but none more enigmatic than Asher Cobb! What’s the secret of his powers? How did he become the living dead? And what did he pass on to Drake at the end of last issue? Cullen Bunn and special guest artist Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D., Petrograd) answer these questions and more!