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PORTLAND, Ore. 04/21/2023 — Legendary British artist Shaky Kane (The Bulletproof Coffin) and writer Jordan Thomas (Frank at Home on the Farm) will introduce readers to the corrupt, seedy streets of Stellar City in the upcoming, Weird Work. This all-new, four-issue miniseries is set to launch this July from Image Comics.

After months of gang shootings, Weird Work follows Detective Ovra Sawce who is paired with a new partner on a triple homicide. But what were a billionaire’s assistant, a hood-turned-cult leader, and Sawce’s former partner doing in that warehouse?

"I always knew I was writing this series for Shaky," said Thomas. "So I wanted to play to his strengths by filling the world with a cast of wild, almost psychedelic, characters, whilst also delivering a tough, taut, crime tale in the spirit of comics I love like Brubaker & Phillips' Criminal and Darwyn Cooke's Parker adaptations."

The hard-boiled noir of LA Confidential mixes with the bright, alien-filled worlds of Futurama in this cannot-miss crime epic.

Kane added: "While tightly scripted, the Weird Work universe was broad enough to allow me to put a pure comic book, Shaky-spin on the visuals. A real fun book to draw. I just know that readers are going to share our enthusiasm for this off-kilter take on a hard-boiled future detective yarn."

Weird Work #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 5:

  • Cover A Kane - Diamond Code MAY230090
  • Cover B Allred - Diamond Code MAY230091
  • Cover C Rodriguez - Diamond Code MAY230092
  • Cover D Darrow - Diamond Code MAY230093

Weird Work will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.