PREVIEW: Ed Burns' "Dock Walloper" #1

Virgin Comics has provided CBR News with a first look at "Dock Walloper" #1, the new comics project from Ed Burns, best known for his performanes in films including "Saving Private Ryan" and as the director of independent features like "The Brothers McMullen." Co-written by Jimmy Palmiotti, "Dock Wolloper" #1 ships this week to finer comics stores everywhere. When you're done checking out these exciting images, don't forget to stop by CBR's Indie Comics forum to discuss this Virgin title with fellow readers.

Dock Walloper, Issue #1

Created by Ed Burns

Written by Ed Burns & Jimmy Palmiotti

Script by Jimmy Palmiotti

Art & Cover by Siju Thomas

New York City: It's the roaring 20s and America's great metropolis has become the nexus of high society culture, cutting edge industry and perhaps the most shocking crime wave in our country's history. Known for its sinister and treacherous underworld, there's a new power waking up the city that never sleeps. It's name... John "The Hand" Smith.

The Nickname is a given. An outcast and an orphan, Smith's massive right hand is nearly twice as large as his left, and when push comes to shove, you'd pity anyone that's gets in his way. Smith's only friends in the world are a fellow orphan and low-rent black gangster nicknamed Bootsy, and a Asian femme fatale known as Ring-a-Ling. In a world of crime, passion, and a touch of the fantastic, they will attempt to change organized crime... or die trying.

From two of New York's favorite sons, independent director Edward Burns (Brothers McMullen, Saving Private Ryan) and comics' legend Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Monolith).

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