Dark Horse has announced a new creator-owned project from writer Alex de Campi (Grindhouse and Archie vs Predator) and artist ChrisCross (Convergence: Justice League of America) with colors by Snakebite. Bankshot will tell the take of a “modern-day Robin Hood”, an “enigmatic billionaire” who some see as a “terrorist and deserter”.
De Campi says:
I’ve wanted for a while now to write a really no-holds-barred action story, and to be able to work on it with ChrisCross (along with Snakebite making it all explode into living color) is a dream come true. We’re having so much fun with this book, dropping our characters into impossibly dangerous situations and having them blast their way out again.
When this billionaire is hired by the Russian government to take back an old KGB laboratory in the Ukraine, he comes face to face with a specter from his past who knows too much. He finds he needs to become the man he has always pretended to be, according to Dark Horse. But they add: “He also needs to punch a shitload of dudes and blow a lot of stuff up”. Sounds reasonable, right?
ChrisCross says the comics is going to be explosive: “It’ll boom like a lit cigarette in a leaky gas station!”
The first issue of Bankshot (of five) goes on sale June 28, 2017.