Jim Shooter Returns To Comics With Slow City Blues From Image Comics

by Olly MacNamee

Jim Shooter is back and he’s got a new comic book series, this time at Image Comics. Writer Samuel Haine, penciler Shawn Moll, inker John Livesay, colorist JD Smith, and letterer Thomas Mauer have teamed up with Shooter to produce an new ongoing genre-bending series called Slow City Blues, set to debut in February 2020.

Slow City Blues brings you everything you crave in a comic book: action, adventure, suspense, fantasy, tragedy, and plenty of humor. The story is focused on Detective John Loris, who gets trapped inside his imagination after accidentally killing a little girl in the line of duty. After trying to take his own life, John instead ends up in Slow City, a construct of his mind’s eye, a place where anything and everything is possible, except a way out.

John Loris is both revered and reviled as The Creator, but in Slow City, even God is just another slob. So, he does the only thing he knows how: Be a cop. But times are changing and the wheels in his mind are in motion. And now, John and his partner, a six foot six, smart-ass skunk, must solve a double homicide and bring the killer to justice before a gang war between the Gorillas of the Devil’s Backbone and the Dragons of the Midnight Syndicate destroy Slow City.

The Sandman meets Tango and Cash, but with more jokes, maybe? We’ll have wait until Wednesday, February 19th 2020 to find out. But, judging by the interior art below, it certainly has more colourful characters than an episode of The Amazing World of Gumball!

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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