Comic Preview – CopperHead

I don’t know why but the preview of this sci-fi western makes me think of that old school cartoon Bravestarr and I have no idea why. Anyhoo the preview looks great and even in these few pages I reckon this series will be peppered with some great dialogue. I already like the slightly frosty relationship/banter between Sheriff ‘ There two ff’s in Sheriff’ Bronson and her deputy.

It’s nice to know Brian K. Vaughan likes it but I would have checked it out anyway as come on who doesn’t like a sci-fi western? Well apart from the Fox network that is…yes there are some of us who still haven’t forgotten Firefly.

An all-new ongoing science fiction western series that’s already blazing new trails

Copperhead is the best Image debut of the year and my favorite new comic.”
—Brian K. Vaughan

Writer Jay Faerber (NEAR DEATH, DYNAMO 5) and artist Scott Godlewski (Dracula: The Company of Monsters) team up with colorist Ron Riley (NEAR DEATH, DYNAMO 5) and letterer/designer Thomas Mauer (UNDERTOW, UMBRAL) to bring readers an all-new science fiction western series this September from Image Comics.

Clara Bronson is a single mother and the new sheriff in Copperhead, a small mining town on a distant planet. But while Clara might seem like an ordinary lady in all respects, she has one or two secrets she’s hiding…and secrets don’t last long in a small town like Copperhead.

No one’s quite sure where Clara came from or why she took the job as sheriff in the first place. Some suspect she might be on the run from someone, trying to start life anew. Being the sheriff of grimy, dust-laden Copperhead is no one’s idea of dream job—except for maybe the deputy, who had his sights set on being sheriff long before Clara ever arrived. But Clara Bronson’s not the only strange mystery in Copperhead: there’s more to this little community than meets the eye.

“Scott and I are having the time of our lives bringing this crazy Western/sci-fi mash-up to life,” said Faerber. “Combine Deadwood with Firefly and throw in a whole bunch of aliens, and you’ve got Copperhead.”

Set in the 24th century and featuring Western archetypes through a sci-fi lens, COPPERHEAD is a fresh new series that readers won’t want to miss out on. The first issue of COPPERHEAD arrives in stores this September and will be available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered using  Diamond Code JUL140436.

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