The new series, entitled UNDONE BY BLOOD or THE OTHER SIDE OF EDEN, will once again be co-written by BCP favourites Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson and will again feature artwork from Sami Kivela.
Here’s the official blurb:
The early 1930’s, the height of the Great Depression and beginning of the Dust Bowl. Silvano Luna Del Rio works as a postman in Buttar, Texas. Reeling from a tragic past, with only a gun and a western novel to his name, Silvano sets out to take back from the country that took so much from him by robbing the first skyscraper West of Mississippi. But acts of retribution are never as simple as they seem.
By Silvano’s side is an Old West novel featuring famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, in true Undone By Blood fashion the mythic Western informs choices in reality, for better or worse.
From the minds of (The Dregs, X-Men) and artist Sami Kivela (Abbot, Tommy Gun Wizards) comes the next chapter of the neo-western that depicts the hard truths of seeking vengeance in the real world.
For those of you who may have missed the first arc (which we’re massive fans of, as you can see in our review of the first issue), here’s co-writer Lonnie Nadler telling you what you’ve missed:
“Undone by Blood is what we’ve been calling a meta Western – a look at how the myth of the cowboy has permeated our culture, and remains ingrained in our narratives of violence and retribution”, says Nadler.
“The first arc told a tale of revenge that saw Ethel Grady Lane hunting down her family’s killer in 1971 in the bizarre town of Sweetheart, AZ. The only help she had on this journey came in the form of an old pulp Western novel starring the fictional famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As their narratives intertwined, Ethel learned the hard way that sometimes reality is a far cry from what fiction leads us to believe.”
Zac Thompson continued, letting us know what we can expect in the new arc, saying “Our protagonist in The Other Side of Eden, Silvano, is an employee of the United States Post Office Department. He’s one of the lucky few to have steady employment in a time of overwhelming struggle. Just like the first arc, we’re telling a story about a character who’s been ground down by life and is taking justice into his own hands in order to make things right.”
He added, “It’s a western set against the backdrop of widespread poverty and unemployment, where hardship and improvisation have become a way of life. Like the first arc, we’re shining a light on America’s past to reveal hard truths and tell a story about contemporary themes.”