Official Press Release
San Diego, CA 9/23/04 – Comicdom’s master craftsman Will Eisner and his classic hero John Law return in John Law: Dead Man Walking, a collection of all-new stories and classic tales. Award-winning writer/artist Gary Chaloner was contracted by Eisner to develop all-new adventures featuring his pipe-smoking, one-eyed Crossroads cop, John Law.
These stories, the first original John Law adventures since Eisner worked on the character in 1948, will be available in print exclusively from IDW.
This special 80-page collection will be available in both a softcover collection as well as a limited hardcover volume. The special hardcover edition will feature a numbered tip-in plate signed by Will Eisner himself. The book includes both Chaloner’s new material and classic John Law tales by Will Eisner. Every page of art has been lovingly re-toned by Chaloner to capture Eisner’s full noir stylings.
“John Law: Dead Man Walking is a terrific book that is worth the wait,” said Ted Adams, IDW’s President and Publisher. “I’m anxious for readers to see the amazing work by Will Eisner and Gary Chaloner. I know they won’t be disappointed.”
John Law: Dead Man Walking is a black and white and graytone, 80-page trade paperback on sale in December 2004, with a retail price of $14.99.