MOBSTERS, MAGIC, AND MAYHEM IN A PROHIBITION ERA CHICAGO

Eisner Award-Winning Artist Christian Ward Writes His First Comic in “Tommy Gun Wizards” Dark Horse Comics is excited to announce a new genre-bending comic series from acclaimed artist, now writer, […]

Eisner Award-Winning Artist Christian Ward Writes His First Comic in “Tommy Gun Wizards”

Dark Horse Comics is excited to announce a new genre-bending comic series from acclaimed artist, now writer, Christian Ward (Invisible Kingdom, ODY-C), and illustrator Sami Kivelä (Abbott, Beautiful Canvas) with colors by Christian Ward in collaboration with Dee Cunniffe (ODY-C, Redneck), about an alternate 1930s Chicago, where the contraband of choice isn’t booze—it’s magic! Tommy Gun Wizards marks Christian Ward’s first foray into writing, and features backup stories drawn and written by Ward with and an issue #1 variant cover by Declan Shalvey! 

Eliot Ness and his team of Untouchables work overtime taking on dangerous criminals that hide in the seedy underbelly of 1930s Chicago. Except in this world, Al Capone isn’t dealing in alcohol, but in magic. With Lick, a drug that grants magical powers to anyone who ingests it, mobsters become wizards, ordinary men become monsters, and darker secrets than Ness can imagine lie at the heart of it all in Tommy Gun Wizards.


Tommy Gun Wizards #1 (of four) goes on sale August 28, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

Early Praise for Tommy Gun Wizards:

“With Tommy Gun Wizards, Ward and Kivelä drop us straight into an alternate 1930s Chicago—one where Prohibition outlaws magic as well as booze. This world presents the fantastic in stride, giving us gangsters and Eldritch horrors, magic and speakeasies, all in one breath. The result is at once familiar and delightfully weird.”—Kelly Sue DeConnick

“Tommy Gun Wizards features some really incredible world building and a fantastic high concept, and anchoring it all is Christian Ward’s impressive debut as a writer.”—Jeff Lemire

“Ward and Kivelä are bootleg magicians, dealing us the strong stuff.”—Kieron Gillen 

“This is what comics do best—a larger than life concept perfectly rendered into a believable world. Brilliant”—Jock

“It’s The Untouchables meets The Dresden Files, in one of my favorite mashups in recent years. Magic, Tommyguns, and G-Men meet for an explosive, dark fantasy thrill ride. Highly recommended!” —C. Robert Cargill

 

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