The book, which is published by AfterShock Comics, has been a fascinating read through two issues, shaded as it is by a mix of the works of Cormac McCarthy and Quentin Tarantino. The basic premise (although it feels wrong to call this premise basic at all) is that a young girl has returned to a highway town in the desert where terrible things happened to her and her family. She’s out for revenge and also reading a novel (which we see illustrated) about the Old West that may have implications for her quest, or at least some symmetry.
It’s an ambitiously high-concept book, with a rising star creative team of writers Lonnie Nadler (Black Stars Above) and Zac Thompson (No One’s Rose), as well as artist Sami Kivela (Abbott). Anyway, if you’ve been enjoying this book as much as I have, you can find the solicit info for Undone By Blood #3 below, followed by The Beat’s exclusive preview. Enjoy!
Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #3 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 06.10.20
Writer: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson
Artist: Sami Kivela
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Sami Kivela w/ Jason Wordie
With a new lead pointing toward her family’s killer, Ethel uncovers the sinister secrets hidden beneath the quaint surface of Sweetheart, AZ, and its famed high school football team. But when she sticks her nose where it doesn’t belong, the townspeople don’t take kindly to it and display their ruthless hospitality. Despite her bruises, Ethel is more determined than ever, and she owes it all to the famed fictional gunslinger, Solomon Eaton. Meanwhile, the cowboy faces his own complications in the form of betrayal and must decide what he values more: companionship or violence.