Early Look: Before Deadwood, Tombstone, And Durango, There Was ‘Lead City’

by Brendan M. Allen

Red 5 Comics has revealed an early look at Lead City #1, dropping on March 30, 2022 from Eric Borden and Kyle Brummond.

‘It’s 1873 when a blizzard strands Homesteader Colman Cooper and his family in a small town.  He soon learns the town plays host to an annual contest that attracts thieves and killers from far and wide. With no way out Colman finds himself pitted against seven deadly fighters in the anything goes, tooth-and-nail battle for survival known as Lead City. Before Deadwood. Before Tombstone. Before Durango. There was Lead City.’

“Lead City started when I began pondering how I’d turn a genre I love: the Western, on its ear,” says creator Eric Borden. “Lead City really grew legs during my first meeting with Kyle (Brummond). With both of us  being Las Vegas natives at the time it seemed natural to work a Wild West book. Since then it’s been both of us pushing one another to make a book the genre has never seen before and we’re pretty sure we’ve done that because Lead City ain’t your Daddy’s gunfight.”

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