Jason Aaron and Ron Garney’s Men of Wrath, a critically-lauded five-issue series that fits into Aaron’s ongoing Southern brutality oeuvre, is being remastered with a new hardcover edition to be released by Image Comics this November.
The book was first published as part of Marvel’s creator-owned imprint Icon, which also recently lost Brian Michael Bendis’ Jinxworld collection of creator-owned works to DC. Mark Millar, meanwhile, has also started publishing new Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl comics with Image, rather than with Icon, which is where those books first appeared. The most recent release from Icon was Millar’s sci-fi chase comic Empress, which concluded in fall 2016. Unless they’ve been extremely quiet about it (or I’ve totally lost something from my memory), there are no forthcoming titles announced for Icon.
Here’s the official press release from Image:
Image Comics is pleased to announce a remastered, hardcover edition of the critically acclaimed MEN OF WRATH by Jason Aaron (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, THE GODDAMNED, THE OTHER SIDE, Scalped) and Ron Garney (Daredevil, Wolverine: Weapon X) will collect issues #1-5 of the series and be published by Image Comics this November.
MEN OF WRATH explores the legacy of brutality that surrounds one Southern family, The Raths. Ever since Great-Grandfather Isom killed a man over some sheep, a black cloud has hung over the Raths, an Alabama family caught in a generational cycle of violence. Now, a century later, aging hitman Ira Rath takes a job that will decide his family’s fate once and for all. Are all Raths doomed to live and die by the sword, or can one of them finally break the chain?
MEN OF WRATH hardcover edition (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0859-6, Diamond Code: AUG180172) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, November 14th and bookstores on Tuesday, November 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book stores is Monday, October 8th. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.