The first issue of Dark Horse’s BANG! has already sold out at the distributor level despite not hitting shelves until February 19, and the publisher has brought in Denys Cowan to draw a cover for the second printing.
“Denys Cowan’s art is the perfect mix of noir, style, action, and intrigue,” said Bang! editor Daniel Chabon in a statement. “His cover’s a wonderful introduction to the story’s international man of mystery, Secret Agent Thomas Cord.”
Cowan has shared his sketches, pencils, and inks to the cover. The publisher says that orders are due by February 10.
BANG! #1 (of 5)
Matt Kindt (W/Variant Cover), Wilfredo Torres (A/Cover), and Nayoung Kim (C)
On sale Feb 19
FC, 32 pages
A best-of-the-best secret agent with memories he couldn’t possibly possess, a mystery writer in her 60s who spends her retirement solving crimes, a man of action with mysterious drugs that keep him ahead of a constant string of targeted disasters, a seemingly omnipotent terrorist organization that might be behind it all . . .
And they’re all connected to one man: a science-fiction author with more information than seems possible, whose books may hold the key to either saving reality or destroying it.
– A mind-bending story that ties in with past Kindt works (Revolver).