It takes a lot of guts to get out on the dance floor. Even more so if you're out there dancing ballroom dance, which requires a certain level of devotion and willingness to step on a few toes. Going after the New York mob requires a different sort of guts and some level of insanity, all of which will be on display in Bang!Tango from Image Comics this February. Written by Joe Kelly and illustrated by Adrian Sibar, Bang!Tango is shocking, seductive and visually explosive. Originally published by Vertigo in 2009, it is now being collected for the first time by Image with a near complete artistic face lift by co-creator Sibar.
“I'd never tried a crime book before, but knew that if I was going to go there, I was really going there,” said Kelly. “The characters in Bang!Tango aren't just broken, they're shattered. They are also complicated, sexually provocative, over-the-top and on occasion... even a bit redeemable. But this is a crime noir... no one really gets out clean, do they?”
The horrors of Vinnie’s years in the New York mob are a distant memory. Now he has a new life as the best tango dancer San Francisco has ever seen…until Autumn blows into town. Autumn: the one who broke Vinnie’s heart. In Bang!Tango, Autumn pulls Vinnie into one last job — robbing The Jock, the mob boss who wants Vinnie dead, so that Autumn can pay for gender reassignment surgery that will make her the woman Vinnie always wanted.
Bang!Tango will be in comic book stores on February 11 (Diamond Comic order code DEC140652) and in book stores on February 24 (ISBN 978-1-63215-250-3). It is available for pre-order now. Full press release below.