David Lapham’s “Stray Bullets” went on hiatus in 2005, before the end of the series’ then-current story arc — but after nearly ten years, it appears as though the series may soon be returning. Image Comics has released a very specific teaser image that could indicate Lapham’s creator-owned series is set for a comeback soon.
The black-and-white image of the “Stray Bullets” logo doesn’t leave much doubt about the return of Lapham’s critical darling, though there’s certainly a lot of wiggle room in what form it could return. The teaser could indicate everything from a return to ongoing issues — and thus, the release of the previous arc’s final issue — to new “Stray Bullets” collected editions. Regardless, the return of the series in any form would be huge, and certainly Lapham’s return to creator owned would be a welcome addition to the Image Comics library.
“Stray Bullets” debuted in 1995 and published 40 issues under El Capitan Books until its hiatus in 2005. Set between the 1970s and 1990s, the series dealt with a large cast of characters, often following their criminal and tragic activities. The title has been nominated for multiple awards and won the Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist, Drama in 1996, as well as the Best Graphic Album: Reprint Eisner in 1997.
Check back with CBR later this week for more on the return of Lapham’s crime series.