Official Press Release
Over 125 years ago, America’s first true organized crime family was born. Called The Cowboys, they were made up of The Clantons, The McLaurys, an assortment of other law breaking hardcases, and leading them was Curly Bill Brocius. They were known for the red sashes they wore and the way they turned crime into profit along the Arizona/Mexico border.
Until Wyatt Earp showed up and wrote an end to their tale. At least that’s what the history books say.
In reality, The Cowboys made a deal for immortality. They now head up the global paranormal crime family, which includes disgruntled zombie mailmen, hillbilly gremlins, Bigfoot, the vampire nation, the werewolf faction, demon brokers and spellcasters. But their immortality requires an end to the Earp line, and they didn’t reckon on one last descendant: Wynonna Earp-covert U.S. Marshal of the Black Badge Division.
Wynonna Earp: Home On The Strange introduces the new adventures of one of the strongest female heroes ever to slap a bad guy upside his head. Creator/writer Beau Smith is best known for avoiding the law and for writing such comics as The Black Terror, Guy Gardner: Warrior, Star Wars Tales, as well as writing video games for Capcom such as Maximo-The Army Of Zin.
Art for the series is provided by Carlos Ferreira and Silvio Spotti.
According to writer Beau Smith, “If you’re lookin’ for a serious dinner, then go eat with Neil Gaiman. Ya wanna talk hip stuff, shave your head and hang out at the coffee shop, then call Brian Michael Bendis. But if ya wanna dance with the prettiest girl, drink beer and bust the bottle over someone’s head, then join me for Wynonna Earp: Home On The Strange. It’s the kinda fun ya have when you’re too messed up to care!”
Wynonna Earp: Home on the Strange #1 is a 32 page, full color comic book, with a retail price of $3.99, on sale in December 2003. The first issue features a special variant cover by Dwayne Turner of The Authority and Wolverine. Billy Tucci, creator of Shi, will do a variant cover for issue #2.
IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea + Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients including The Upper Deck Company, Electronic Arts, Ultima Online, WizKids, Cartoon Network, Sony Online Entertainment, Nickelodeon, and many more. IDW Publishing focuses on a small number of high-quality titles. Among them are CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith’s 30 Days of Night and its sequel, Dark Days; Ashley Wood’s Lore; CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations; Beau Smith’s Wynonna Earp; and Steve Niles’ Wake The Dead. Columbia Pictures has optioned the movie rights to 30 Days of Night, with Sam Raimi attached to produce. Konami is producing a video game based on CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations. Dimension Films has optioned the movie rights to Wake The Dead.