Two-time Eisner Award winner Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) and Eisner-nominated writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Sexcastle) are getting together to create a bloody, black comedy called Assassin Nation this March from Image/Skybound. We have a preview for this new action-packed comical series as well as a few words to share form the two co-creators and longtime friends.
Here’s what Henderson had to say about this new book and making it with her buddy, Starks:
Kyle and I have been wanting to work together for as long as we’ve been friends. It’s great to finally make that happen. There aren’t a lot of comics with Kyle’s action and comedy sensibilities, so it’s just been a blast. On top of that, it’s nice to work in other genres. My professional career has been largely all-ages media so it’s been really fun to get some gore and explosions in there too. Assassin Nation is great fun but not for the whole family.
Of course, Stark was equally complimentary of his mate and a dream come true in comic book form:
Since I got into the comics industry, I’ve wanted to do two things: one, work with my dear friend Erica Henderson; and two, write a book with 20 hitmen being hired to be bodyguards to the world’s former best assassin. Truly, two things I love more than nearly anything: my friendship with Erica and a barrel full of trained killers set loose on a thrilling adventure ride of murder, mystery, and mayhem.
The World’s (Former) Greatest Hitman has a hit out on him. What to do? Why, hire the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards, of course. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers will have to work together to keep the new crime boss safe, figure out who’s trying to off him, and also… survive.