Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment are bringing the next volume of the original weird-western to life with Deadlands: The Cackler!
the game that defined the Weird West, mixing elements of the classic
Western with Horror and Steampunk to create a unique world of monsters,
myths, magic and gunslingers has been enjoying a huge resurgence of
popularity and making its mark in the world of comics and soon prose,
with huge announcements in recent months.
The first collection of
the "All-Star Western" one-shots originally published by Image, is now
available through pre-order from IDW, and has a special promotional
campaign still running, where anyone pre-ordering the book can get two
free digital books, a Deadlands comic, and game book.
Get the details here
has posted interviews with all the creators, behind the scenes stories
and designs, and extended previews of each one-shot! Over 36 pages of
story and art, FREE! Awesome talent from the book includes: David
Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron
Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner.
Read the Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand Interviews and Previews
Building on that
momentum, Pinnacle and Visionary launched a Kickstarter campaign just
last week to fund the development of the next graphic novel entitled Deadlands: The Cackler.
by the creator of the game, Shane Lacy Hensley, the book reveals the
secret origins of one of the most notorious villains of the setting, a
maniacal harrowed who has scoured the weird west in search of a blood
relative for sinister reasons. The book is being drawn by comics legend
Bart Sears and colors are from Michael Atiyeh, and while the campaign is
just a few hundred dollars away from its lofty goal, there is still
plenty of time to get on board.
Check out the Kickstarter here
wanted to do something never before done in the history of licensed
gaming comics," said C. Edward Sellner, CCO of Visionary Comics. "We're
about to hit the 20th anniversary of the game, and with all the
developments on the property, we wanted to bring something that both
lifelong fans of the game would love, but also be hugely appealing to
new fans. We wanted a graphic novel that hit the same marks of quality
as our previous Deadlands comics, with top creators. We wanted something
that only the creator of the game itself could write, a story central
to the core of the world, and one that would shake it to its' very
roots. On that score The Cackler delivers."
The campaign runs
until March 5th and includes a number of extra rewards, and an exclusive
Kickstarter edition of the book that won't be available anywhere else.
Fans of the game will enjoy the ties to the backstory of the world, but
the story stands firmly on its own as a classic and stunning weird
Visionary is releasing the entire first issue throughout
the campaign, with new pages added to their web-comic portal every
Read the first chapter update - NOW
VISIONARY COMICS is
one of the best known comic production studios in the industry, and the
first to throw its hat in the licensing arena with the wildly
successful Deadlands series. Visionary is a
top quality studio, digital publisher, and transmedia development
company, who will be launching their own line of series this year. Check
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