Monday, July 6, 2015

Old West Meets New Magic in Kingsway West


Greg Pak is a well-known name when it comes to comics, but he's yet to work on a series of his own designs. That changes on November 11 with the release of Kingsway West, a four-issue miniseries that features the illustrations of Mirko Colak.

“The Old West of Kingsway West reflects all of the social, economic and racial conflicts and tensions of the actual Old West—but it's also a world in which magic rather than technology drives much of the upheaval,” said Pak. “The whole scenario gives us a chance to think about the actual West in a new way—and maybe imagine entirely new ways for America to be born. And, of course, it's about heroes following their hearts as they make their way through a vast and dangerous frontier.”

After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.

Full press release below.

SDCC 2015: OLD WEST MEETS NEW MAGIC IN GREK PAK’S ‘KINGSWAY WEST’


PAK’S FIRST ORIGINAL SERIES FEATURES REVOLUTIONARY PREORDER SYSTEM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—This November, award-winning writer Greg Pak makes his Dark Horse debut with Kingsway West, his first creator-driven original series!

After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.

“The Old West of Kingsway West reflects all of the social, economic and racial conflicts and tensions of the actual Old West—but it's also a world in which magic rather than technology drives much of the upheaval,” Pak told Comic Book Resources. “The whole scenario gives us a chance to think about the actual West in a new way—and maybe imagine entirely new ways for America to be born. And, of course, it's about heroes following their hearts as they make their way through a vast and dangerous frontier.”

A four-issue miniseries, Kingsway West features the illustrations of Mirko Colak (Red Skull: Incarnate, Turok) and a revolutionary preorder system built from the ground up by Pak. Readers can easily preorder the entire series by heading to KingswayWest.com or contact their local comic shop directly.
Interested retailers can also find out how to participate on the official Kingsway West website.

For more information on Kingsway West, check out the announcement at Comic Book Resources!

Kingsway West #1
Greg Pak (W), Mirko Colak (A/Cover), Wil Quintana (C), Simon Bowland (Letters)
$3.99
On sale Nov. 11, FOC Oct. 19

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For more information or interview opportunities, contact:
Aub Driver, aubd@darkhorse.com | Steve Sunu, steves@darkhorse.com

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