We All Scream For Ice Cream: Preview Ice Cream Man From Image

by Oliver MacNamee
Cover A by series artists Morazzo and O’Halloran

Now this sounds interesting. A comic book series of one-shots with the first offering up a truly weird but wonderful premise as seen through the eyes of a traveling ice cream seller and his truck as he lurches from town to town serving up delicious dairy delights and demonic doings in equal measure. Who he is, what he is, it seems even he doesn’t know judging by the preview pages just released by Image Comics. January’s a long time to wait (and the wrong time of the year for ice cream, surely?) but I’ll happily lap this up when it arrives.

Gather round the neighborhood ice cream truck for these tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.

Here’s what writer W. Maxwell Prince (One Week In The Library, The Electric Sublime) had to say about this upcoming collaboration with artists Martín Morazzo (SNOWFALL, GREAT PACIFIC, The Electric Sublime) and colorist Chris O’Halloran (GENERATION GONE, Black Panther):

I’m jazzed to be working with Martín and Chris to bring folks these odd little stories about broken people and their complicated interior lives…with any luck, there’s something yummy here for all stripes of reader, no matter their tastes.

And, Martín Morazzo was equally gushing of his chance to work on this bizarro series:

ICE CREAM MAN is unlike anything I’ve worked on before!The stories we’re telling, tales of everyday people dealing with extreme situations—always with a dark twist—are rarely seen in comics these days.

Now, take a gander at their creamy goodness below:

Cover B by Frazer Irving

Ice Cream Man #1, Cover A by series artists Morazzo and O’Halloran (Diamond code: NOV170652) and Cover B by Frazer Irving (Diamond code: NOV170653), hits comic book stores Wednesday, January 17th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 25th.