Rick Remender has today announced a new comic book project, The Scumbag, though Image Comics and featuring a different artist on each issue of this comedy espionage ongoing series.
Issue #1 will be illustrated by Lewis LaRosa with subsequent chapters and covers by talents such as Andrew Robinson, Eric Powell, Tula Lotay, Wes Craig, Roland Boschi, Simone Di Meo, Duncan Fegredo, Yanick Paquette, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, and Moreno Dinisio. That’s some line-up! And, a great looking peak at the first issue art by LaRosa.
The Scumbag is the story of Ernie Ray Clementine, a profane, illiterate, drug addicted, biker, with a fifth-grade education and the only thing standing between us and total Armageddon because this dummy accidentally received a power-imbuing serum making him the world’s most powerful super spy.
Ernie is a relic of a bygone era, the living embodiment of sex, drugs, and rock and roll—so, this doesn’t make things easy for the spy organization that needs his help as they bribe, cajole, and manipulate Ernie to choose between his own self-interests and doing what’s right.
The Scumbag #1 will be out Wednesday October 21st.