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Fraction, Zdarsky and Wu Team on “The Recidivist”

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Fraction, Zdarsky and Wu Team on “The Recidivist”

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, the writer and artist behind the Eisner-award winning “Sex Criminals,” are teaming up with artist Annie Wu for a new comic book called “The Recidivist.”

Fraction announced the new title at HeroesCon in North Carolina during a panel dedicated to his company, Milkfed Criminal Masterminds. According to Fraction, he and Zdarsky will write the book while Wu will handle the art. Fraction described “The Recidivist” as, “A superhero book, but it’s us, so, y’know,” referencing “Sex Criminals'” genre-bending take on traditional sex comedies and its sly and off-beat sense of humor.

Fraction and Wu worked together on Marvel Comics’ “Hawkeye,” which focused on the problems that Marvel’s superheroes face in their off-hours. “Hakweye” featured a rotating art team; David Aja drew the sections of the book that starred Clint Barton, the original Hawkeye, while Wu illustrated the adventures of Kate Bishop, a young woman who moves to Los Angeles and solves crimes in the style of the 1970s detective drama “The Rockford Files.” Wu also drew DC Comics’ most recent “Black Canary” series and provides storyboards for Adult Swim’s superhero parody “The Venture Bros.”

Zdarsky is no stranger to superhero comics, either. Zdarsky wrote the recently cancelled “Howard the Duck” series for Marvel Comics, and collaborated with writer Ryan North on “Howard’s” crossover with “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.”

More details about “The Recidivist” will be revealed once the comic enters production.