Amongst the news at Comic-Con International 2013, Image Comics announced that “The Strange Talent of Luther Strode” and “Green Lantern: New Guardians” writer Justin Jordan will bring his newest creator-owned series “Dead Body Road” to Robert Kirkman‘s Skybound imprint. The series brings Jordan’s take on crime and filters it through Western and noir for a six-issue miniseries, which follows Gage, an ex-cop, who is killing the people he thinks were responsible for his wife’s death.
“It is set in the modern day — I don’t want people to think it’s ‘Jonah Hex’ or ‘Lawless.’ I was a big fan of Westerns as a kid, and I actually still am — not to the extent that I’ve gone to see ‘The Lone Ranger’ as yet but a general thing,” Jordan said. “I like the aesthetic and I spent some time in West Texas just getting to experience the actual desert and areas that are actually kinda desolate still. You can go miles and miles and miles without seeing a building, and the harshness of the terrain has a lot to do with the tone and feel of the book for me. I wanted to do a Western-type thing set in a modern setting so it’s got a real desert-dry feel to it.
“And like I said, I like crime and thrillers, so I wanted to see if I could cross some of that with the noir sensibilities and see what we’ve got.”
“Dead Body Road” hits in November.