Fresh from Emerald City Comic Con, Dark Horse Comics have just announced that Eisner-nominated writer Kurtis Wiebe will be releasing his latest creator-owned series, BOUNTY, though the publisher this Summer.
The new ongoing series will see Wiebe joined by artist Mindy Lee in a book which is billed as “Rat Queens meets Firefly.”
The Gadflies were the most wanted criminals in the galaxy. Over the years, they’d stolen from the galaxy’s most evil corporations and redistributed their ill-gotten gains to the less fortunate. Doing so earned them a reputation as the roughest outlaws in the universe—with a bounty to match! Now, with the law closing in on them, the Gadflies are forced to abandon their bandit personas in favor of a new career as bounty hunters . . . ’cause if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em—then rob ’em for all they’re worth!
Speaking about the series, Wiebe said “Bounty is strongly my voice and one of my favourite comics I’ve ever written. While it’s about sisters who hunt criminals in the future, it is ultimately about the nature of family and the trust we share with those closest to us. With a little bit of action and romance on the side. What Mindy Lee is doing with the art is unlike anything I’ve seen in comics before.”
BOUNTY #1 it set to his shelves on July 6th.