Next week marks the long awaited return of Eric Powell’s (“THE GOON”) western inspired title “BILLY THE KID’S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES” with the second storyline in the misadventures of the characters called “THE GHASTLY FIEND OF LONDON”. Today publisher Dark Horse released a 3 page preview which you can find inside, but the bigger news about the preview isn’t the pages themselves, but the possible inclusion of Powell’s other stalwart ‘THE GOON’. Though the covers below are unlettered there is a small blurb at the bottom of each that says “Also Featuring Eric Powell’s The Goon”. Of course we will have to wait until next week to get all those details, but until then here’s the preview. Read on for the skinny.
WRITTEN BY: Eric Powell
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Eric Powell, Kyle Hotz
COLORS BY: Dan Brown, Dave Stewart
COVERS BY: Eric Powell
“The world believes the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid was killed by Pat Garrett, but in reality the Kid is very much alive, the hired gun of Fineas Sproule’s traveling spectacle of biological curiosities–or “freaks,” as Billy calls them. In their latest adventure, Billy and crew confront their most vicious challenge yet: Jack the Ripper!
In London to visit a true Elephant Man, Billy, Sproule, and the company learn about the Whitechapel murders and the fact that disfigured people are being blamed for the killings and targeted for mob justice. As the group applies themselves to the case, Sproule looks for information at every bar in the city, while Billy tags along to drink whisky and flirt with prostitutes at each one-which might be a better way to find the Ripper than he realizes.”
“BILLY THE KID’S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES: THE GHASTLY FIEND OF LONDON” Issue #1 Drops September 8th From Dark Horse Comics! (MSRP-$3.99)