Joe Kelly Pens New Cop Drama Series ‘Immortal Sergeant’ With Artist Ken Niimura
by Olly MacNamee
I Kill Giants storytellers Joe Kelly (Deadpool, Savage Spider-Man) and Ken Niimura (Eisner Award winning Umami) return to bring readers a new nine issue miniseries Immortal Sergeant from Image Comics early next year.
Kelly spoke with CBR.com. earlier:
“The story of Immortal Sergeant is loosely based on aspects of my life, dramatized and punched up to be much more exciting, but it was emotionally challenging to write. I knew that Ken was the only person who could bring the book to life with the heart, comedy, and impact I’d hoped to convey, and he knocked it out of the park.”
“It’s taken us time—a LOT of time—for Joe and I to figure out the right project to work on together again, but here we are at last! Sarge is a very complicated and nuanced character, at the root of many of Joe’s creations, from Deadpool to Barbara from I Kill Giants, and I can’t think of a better home than Image Comics for him.”
“On the eve of his unwelcome retirement, Jim Sargent (aka “Sarge”) a grizzled, old-school detective, catches a break on a murder case that’s haunted him for decades. Unfortunately, Sarge must drag his anxiety-riddled adult son, Michael, along for the ride or risk losing the lead forever. Can this dysfunctional duo overcome their own hang-ups, blindspots, and secrets to catch a killer?”
Immortal Sergeant #1 will be available on Wednesday, January 18th from Image Comics.