Image Comics announced a new ongoing series Friday, from writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) and artist John McCrea (Hitman, Mythic). Launching in October, the vigilante series Dead Eyes will kick off with an oversized first issue as it dives into the life and times of a notorious stick-up man coming out of retirement.
“We’re very happy to introduce you to the violent, funny, and sad world without justice in Dead Eyes,” said Duggan in a statement. “A former stick-up man must return to his life of crime when the pressures of living in a Kleptocracy push him to the breaking point. This is McCrea and Spicer’s very best work and we’re thrilled to punch [this series] into your face beginning this October.”
McCrea said, “I’m too busy drawing ball-busting sh*t to give you a goddamn quote.”
According to the press release, Dead Eyes is set in Boston in the 1990s and follows “Dead Eyes,” a prolific stick-up man and hoodlum. After he takes down one last, big score and disappears, no one ever discovers the truth. He retires with the love of his life, but then he comes out of retirement, in his mask, to save her. No one is happy about his reapparance — not his wife, not the mafia, and certainly not the cops.
Dead Eyes hits comic shops on Wednesday, October 2. Check out the first issue cover art below.