Image Comics Announces New Western/Fantasy Series ‘Above Snakes’ With A First Look

by Olly MacNamee

Writer Sean Lewis (King Spawn), artist Hayden Sherman (Wasted Space)and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou fare teaming up for a new Western/Fantasy series, Above Snakes. A five-issue miniseries coming from Image Comics in July.

“In Above Snakes, readers are introduced to a story that’s equal parts Deadwood-style Western and Neil Gaiman-esque fantasy. It’s the story of Dirt, a man seeking vengeance for his murdered wife with nothing but a talking vulture to prod him on. Above Snakes is a fast and furious explosion of Western tropes and American vengeance that explores where our rage can take us.”

Sean Lewis discussed working with Hayden Sherman again after previously collaborating on The Few and Thumbs together:

“After two sci-fi books with Hayden, they presented a new challenge. What about a Western? I thought of all the old movies my grandpa watched. I wasn’t sure how to do that. But I did know how to blow it up. And I did know how to write about vengenace. Hayden and Hassan have just elevated that to an ungodly level. It’s a fun book.”

Sherman added:

“Above Snakes is classic western gunslinging fun that’s been made all the better by Sean’s distinct voice that, as always, immediately adds to each genre he steps into. At the same time, it’s been a blast making something new out of the well loved visual language that comes with the old west.”

Above Snakes #1 will be available on Wednesday, July 13th from Image Comics\

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