Cute! Carny! Contract Killers!
Dark Horse Comics is headed to the circus this fall with Victor Gischlerâ€™s latest wild ride: Clown Fatale!
Written by Victor Gischler (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spikeâ€”A Dark Place, Punisher MAX, X-Men) and drawn by Italian artist Maurizio Rosenzweig, with colors by Moreno Dinisio, Clown Fatale is darkly humorous and graphically violent, a vivid, stylish, cinematic tale of action and blood. The series will also feature covers by Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Ex Sanguine, The Occultist).
â€œI wanted to write a comic that was like the baby of Russ Meyer and Quentin Tarantino on whiskey and meth, and Dark Horse was cool enough to let me do it,â€ stated writer Victor Gischler. â€œI wanted something that was grindhouse but simultaneously a parody of grindhouse. Clown Fatale is the result, and Maurizio and Moreno are killing it with the visuals.â€
In the world of circus folk, thereâ€™s nothing lower than a clown. So when the Femme Clowns are mistaken for contract killers, they abandon their shabby traveling circus for a world of violence and crueltyâ€”with clown makeup.
â€œTimâ€™s covers also perfectly capture that grindhouse vibe. Iâ€™ve been having a great time pandering to my own base instincts. I think a lot of readers are going to file this one under guilty pleasure,â€ added Gischler.
Clown Fatale #1 is in comic shops everywhere November 13, 2013.
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