Deadlands Comic to Hit Bookselves in June

This June a new wild weird west comic by Image Comics will be making its way to the bookselves based on the role playing world of ‘Deadlands’.  The world of ‘Deadlands’ combines the elements of traditional western with horror, fantasy, and steampunk.  Creators Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and more have all signed up to take turns in scribing the tales of the strange west, whether in the twenty page main story or the five page back up tale.


In an interview Ron Marz has explained Deadlands to those not familar with the role playing game as, “I don’t think there’s a need to explain it to comics fans who haven’t played the game. Everything they’re going to need to know is going to be in the books. That was one of my goals in getting involved, making sure that these were accessible as comic stories, that you didn’t need to bring any knowledge with you to the table. To be perfectly honest, I’ve never played “Deadlands” and will probably never play “Deadlands.” I’m not that much of a gamer, period. So, I felt like my job here was to make sure these were completely accessible to everybody, to comic fans, to “Deadlands” fans and fans of the western genre, period. It’s a bit of an alternate history western with the supernatural involved. You don’t need a handbook and you won’t have to go to Wikipedia to know what’s going on.”


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