2000AD have been playing around with the idea of ‘US editions’ of their comics recently – with that meaning, basically, the 22-page floppy format which dominates the industry. They’ve taken several recent works and put them out in this extended edition, rather than the five-page anthology style which they’re known for – and their next will be Rob Williams, Dom Reardon, Michael Dowling, Peter Doherty, and Antonio Fuso’s run on ‘The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael.’
In the press release, Williams says:
We’re thrilled to bring the west’s greatest DEAD killer to the US market, that’s where he’s from, after all. Movies like The Assassination of Jesse James and the songs of Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt were the strip’s inspiration. So it’s great he’s heading to his homeland, revolver in hand.
A long-running Western series of sorts, the story will be put together as a six-part miniseries starting in February, with the undying gunslinger’s story collected I believe in full. 2000AD have been playing with new stories in the US format for a little while now, but seeing them also take completed stories and reissuing them seems the perfect next step.