Thursday, April 14, 2016

Kurtis Wiebe Brings Bounty this Summer


Anyone who's read Rat Queens (among other works) knows that Kurtis Wiebe is quite the talented writer. His talents always need an outlet though, which is why he's teaming up with Dark Horse comics this summer to release Bounty #1 on July 6. In the new ongoing series, Wiebe will be joined by Mindy Lee on art.

“Bounty is strongly my voice and one of my favourite comics I've ever written,” says Wiebe. “While it's about sisters who hunt criminals in the future, it is ultimately about the nature of family and the trust we share with those closest to us. With a little bit of action and romance on the side. What Mindy Lee is doing with the art is unlike anything I've seen in comics before.”

The Gadflies were the most wanted criminals in the galaxy. Over the years, they’d stolen from the galaxy’s most evil corporations and redistributed their ill-gotten gains to the less fortunate. Doing so earned them a reputation as the roughest outlaws in the universe—with a bounty to match! Now, with the law closing in on them, the Gadflies are forced to abandon their bandit personas in favor of a new career as bounty hunters...’cause if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em—then rob ’em for all they’re worth!

Full press release below.

“Rat Queens” Kurtis Wiebe Brings “Bounty” This Summer



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Media Contact:
Aub Driver aubd@darkhorse.com
Nathan Wilson nathanw@darkhorse.com

FOR EMERALD CITY COMIC CON: Dark Horse Comics is happy to announce that Rat Queens Eisner Award-nominated writer Kurtis Wiebe is bringing his latest creator-owned series to readers this summer with the arrival of Bounty #1.

This ongoing series sees Wiebe join forces with pop-comic sensation Mindy Lee to present a femme-fatale sci-fi caper of epic proportions!

Bounty is strongly my voice and one of my favourite comics I've ever written,” says Wiebe.   “While it's about sisters who hunt criminals in the future, it is ultimately about the nature of family and the trust we share with those closest to us.  With a little bit of action and romance on the side. What Mindy Lee is doing with the art is unlike anything I've seen in comics before.”

The Gadflies were the most wanted criminals in the galaxy. Over the years, they’d stolen from the galaxy’s most evil corporations and redistributed their ill-gotten gains to the less fortunate. Doing so earned them a reputation as the roughest outlaws in the universe—with a bounty to match! Now, with the law closing in on them, the Gadflies are forced to abandon their bandit personas in favor of a new career as bounty hunters . . . ’cause if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em—then rob ’em for all they’re worth!
It’s Rat Queens meets Firefly!

Bounty #1 debuts on July 6 and retails for $3.99.  Preorder a copy today at your local comic shop.

Praise for Wiebe:
“With an honest love for the genre, Wiebe [is] building an impressive addition to the sword and sorcery genre of comics.”—Newsarama

“Wiebe fully understands the story he wants to tell. There's a confidence to his writing, a sense of direction.”—IGN

“Wiebe holds nothing back through his situational humor and his ability to turn clich├ęs on their heads.”—Comic Book Resources

“Wiebe delivers, piping some fun and freshness in an otherwise overdone genre.”—Comics Bulletin

“The first issue of Wiebe’s new series is a roaring success as far as I’m concerned.”—Population Go

“I recommend checking in on the ground floor because it’s positioning itself as one of the most compelling stories of the new year.”—iFanboy

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About Kurtis Wiebe and Mindy Lee
Kurtis Wiebe is a multi-Joe Schuster Award-winning writer of Peter Panzerfaust and the acclaimed Rat Queens.  Bounty is his first work for Dark Horse Comics.
Mindy Lee has done prior work for IDW Publishing and Archaia.

About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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