If I learned one thing from watching Cowboy Bebop, it’s that bounty hunting in outer space is pretty cool. You can imagine my excitement when the show was mentioned by Action Lab: Danger Zone in describing the upcoming series, Guncats. Set to debut this August, Guncats puts some fun in the sci-fi action as a pair of rookie bounty hunters accepts a dangerous job in the wildest corner of space. They find themselves in the middle of a fight they weren’t ready for and draw the ire of the worst criminals in the galaxy.
Guncats is written by Samantha Wallschlaeger, illustrated by Joge, and colored by Rosa “Rosakaz” Rantila. It’s described as a mix of classic pulp sci-fi and old western storytelling with a modern twist.
Creator/writer Samantha Wallschlaeger says:
What we want most for our readers is to simply have fun. Guncats is silly and adventurous and stylish, and we just want you to dig in and enjoy the ride. And if you can do so while listening to Sleigh Bells’ entire discography, even better.
When Joge and I began working on Guncats nearly four years ago, we set out to make the kind of comic we desperately wanted to read. I was longing, at the time, for more books centered around the magical phenomenon that is female friendship. Cass and Iola travel to hell and back together—many times as a result of their own flaws—and they always come out on the other side even closer than before. Through all the gunfights and aliens and wall-to-wall action, Guncats is, at its core, a story about how a pair of BFFs have the tenacity to take on the world (or in this case, the galaxy).
Guncats #1 is set for release on August 29th, 2018. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic shop with the Diamond item code JUN181315.