(At WonderCon ’17 where Walker and Greene first mentioned their next project together)
I am a big fan of the David F. Walker/Sanford Greene run on Power Man and Iron Fist and was sad to see it end last April. I could feel the chemistry the two creators had on every single page. Fortunately for me and other fans of their work, they mentioned during their spotlight panels at WonderCon 2017 that their partnership was not ending after the last issue of PM&IF and that they were working on another project together. A couple of weeks later, they both teased on social media that project, Bitter Root.
On Friday at Rose City Comic Con just prior to their panel “Talking Trash”, Image announced the new ongoing series with some artwork and a synopsis. The series will be co-written by Walker and Chuck Brown with art by Greene. Brown previously collaborated with Green on Rotten Apple from Dark Horse and the upcoming web comic 1000, from LINE Webtoon.
Image Comics revealed the following in a press release on the subject:
BITTER ROOT is set in 1920s with the Harlem Renaissance in full swing. The new series will follow the Sangerye Family—New York (and the world’s) only hope for salvation from supernatural forces threatening doom and destruction. Once the greatest family of monster hunters in the world, the Sangeryes must move beyond the tragedies of the past, or be forced to sit back and watch an unimaginable evil ravage the human race.
“Bitter Root is going to be unlike any comic book people have seen,” said Walker. “We’re mixing action and horror, with a cast of characters unique to the medium to tell an epic tale of the Sangerye family and the sacrifices they are willing to make for humanity. I’m excited for this series for several reasons. It gives me the chance to work with Sanford again, Chuck, who is a great co-writer, and Image, which publishes some absolutely amazing comics.”
Brown added: “Bitter Root is a dream project. Walker, Greene, and I share the same tastes while bringing our own unique talents and perspectives to the book. Bitter Root takes a classic horror genre and remolds it into something new and eye opening. I haven’t had this much fun creating comics in a while.”