Dec 1st 2010 By: Andy Khouri
Throughout November Image Comics
released every few days a new teaser image for a mysterious and unnamed new series. In a lengthy interview with Comic Book Resources
, comics writer Joe Casey
(Gødland, Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance
) revealed that series is Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker
. Debuting in March 2011 and illustrated by Mike Huddleston
the series is a "superexploitation," ultra-violent tale about a retired superhero that Casey promises will give readers "more f*ck for their buck."
Check after the jump for more on Butcher Baker, including the complete set of teasers.
appears to be a continuation of the over-the-top format-twisting that's become Joe Casey's trademark. As Officer Downe
took on the archetype of the unkillable cop and Gødland
comments on the cosmic epic, Butcher Baker
is a deranged twist on the all-American tough guy.
"He's seen it all and he's got the scars to prove it," said [Casey]. "He drives a powerhouse rig appropriately decorated in the stars and bars called the Liberty Belle. But it's been a while since Butcher was on the front lines of superhero action, [and] as our story opens, he is called into service to tie up a loose end from his glory days. That loose end is the catalyst to a life-altering adventure that will test this guy on every conceivable level."
While it's still too early for Casey to get into the story in a more detailed way, one gets a good sense of what Butcher Baker
is about, tonally, from the uncommonly huge number of teaser images, whose text and artwork were taken directly from the completed comics. The endeavor was initiated by Casey and Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson, both of whom agreed comic book promotion has stagnated creatively.
There's one more that might be a little not-safe-for-work
, so you can check it out at this link
if you so desire.