Christian Ward and Sami Kivelä tell a tale of trigger men and sorcerers in "Tommy Gun Wizards" from Dark Horse
In what is surely going to be a contender for one of the greatest titles for a comic this year, Dark Horse have announced the miniseries Tommy Gun Wizards from Christian Ward and Sami Kivelä. The four issue series puts a twist on the classic tale of Eliot Ness and his Untouchables, as they hunt down famed gangster Al Capone.
Instead of dealing in contraband hooch, though, this Capone has tapped into something a bit more… magical.
It’s a crazy idea, and one that’s sure to be a deliriously good time. I mean, the release information promises that, and I quote, “mobsters become wizards.” Amazing.
Check out the details below.
Per Dark Horse:
MOBSTERS, MAGIC, AND MAYHEM IN A PROHIBITION ERA CHICAGO
Eisner Award-Winning Artist Christian Ward Writes His First Comic in “Tommy Gun Wizards”
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (April 24, 2019)—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 will hit comic shops and other retailers on August 28.