Black Jack Ketchum: A Fantasy Western Adventure Missing Some Faces

By: Nicole D’Andria Are fantasy western series the new “it” thing to do? First Greg Pak presented magic, racism and westerns in his announcement for Kingsway West at Dynamite Entertainment. Now, Image Comics’ has announced Black Jack Ketchum, a western fantasy adventure about a real historical figure and bounty hunters with no faces (they are not historically accurate). Black Jack Ketchum takes place in a fantastical version of the Old West. Writer Brian Schirmer (Ultrasylvania) described the atmosphere of the meshing of genres in the series as “…a surreal western,…

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SDCC 2015: Greg Pak Presents Magic, Racism and Westerns in Kingsway West

By: Nicole D’Andria The award-winning writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Incredible Hercules, Action Comics) is penning his first original mini-series for Dark Horse Comics. His new series, Kingsway West, will be a blend of the American Old West, magic, monsters and racist vigilantes. Pak also developed a pre-order system for the mini-series that Dark Horse is calling “revolutionary.” Kingsway West follows the journey of Chinese gunslinger Kingsway Law. He spent 13 years in prison and now he is searching for his wife. Unfortunately, on top of every other trouble he…

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