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Brian Stelfreeze and Doug Wagner Explore Racial Identity and Politics in Thomas River

Brian Stelfreeze and Doug Wagner have announced Thomas Rivera new ongoing spy blockbuster comic series. The pair joins colorist Michelle Poust and letterer Ed Dukeshire for a white-knuckle thriller that explores race and identity through political upheaval. The debut issue is currently available for backing on Kickstarter.

The first chapter introduces the titular character, a construction engineer who also serves as the United State’s top spy operative. The narrative winds through Thomas River’s past and present to illustrate a man with brutal efficiency and drive, navigating horrendous acts of destruction as his foundations of truth crumble away.

The comic roots those weighty themes in pure, relentless action—an approach both Stelfreeze and Wagner honed together on titles such as The Ride and Gun Candy. But the creative team deviates from standard cinematic fare by adding an autobiographic element to River’s identity.

Publishing plans for Thomas River will be announced later this year.

Digital copies begin at $10 with print starting at $20 and numerous limited edition covers are $30.

Preview: Kill Whitey Donovan #5

KILL WHITEY DONOVAN #5

Writer: Sydney Duncan
Artist & Colorist: Natalie Barahona
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover Artist: Jason Pearson
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

As Atlanta burns around her, Anna finally tracks down and confronts ”Whitey” Donovan. But men like him aren’t easy prey, as she and Hattie will soon discover. Blood will be shed and their lives forever changed—all in the name of revenge.

Print copies of Kill Whitey Donovan #5 will be available on 5/20/2020. The issue will also be available digitally on platforms including comiXology, Amazon Kindle, Google Play, and Apple iBooks.

KILL WHITEY DONOVAN #5

Preview: Kill Whitey Donovan #1

KILL WHITEY DONOVAN #1

Writer: Sydney Duncan
Artist & Colors: Natalie Barahona
Letterer: Troy Peteri

After Anna Hoyt’s sister commits suicide, she sets off for Atlanta to kill the man responsible for destroying her family–her fiance, Jim ”Whitey” Donovan. But Anna, a spirited though pampered daughter of a prominent doctor, can’t do it alone. To get through the hell that lies between her Alabama home and Atlanta, she makes a deal with one of the Donovan slaves, Hattie Virgil, who has an agenda of her own. In exchange for a chance at freedom, Hattie, a survivor, will lead this unlikely pair on a quest that will change them both forever.

Kill Whitey Donovan #1

Kill Whitey Donovan is Optioned by Hideout Pictures

Kill Whitey Donovan has been optioned by Hideout Pictures to be developed into a feature film. Written by Sydney Duncan with art from Natalie Barahona, the 5-issue comic miniseries was produced by 12-Gauge Comics and the editorial team of Keven Gardner and Brian Stelfreeze. The first issue debuts today in comic stores via publisher Dark Horse Comics.

Hideout Pictures recruited Sigrid Gilmer—a co-producer, writer, and executive story editor on TNT’s Claws and writer on Netflix’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events—to oversee the adaptation.

Kill Whitey Donovan revolves around two women, socialite Anna Hoyt and runaway slave Hattie Virgil, who pursue evil plantation owner Jim “Whitey” Donovan throughout the chaos of the Civil War.

Kill Whitey Donovan

Review: Anti #1

Anti #1

The newest Terminator movie was a nice bookend for a journey which started almost 35 years ago. It ended a journey while maybe jumpstarting a new franchise, one guided by the original architect, James Cameron. What I took from the movie is how at the core of the story was heart and the greater good. The story of how one person can change humanity is immense and how our very survival depends on this one human being.

The story, though not original in the formula, is very much different in execution. Each iteration of the franchise, though distinct in reception and quality, still had what made the story so magnetic, the need to save the world. Who can’t root for the reluctant hero, one who eventually accepts their journey? In Peter Calloway’s Anti, we find a hero much like Sarah Connor, whose destiny is more complicated than they would ever know.

We’re taken to a motel where we meet a demon hunter by the name of Jordan, who has taken out several demons posing as humans. We also meet Zachary, a man who feels life has let him down, and that he is cursed in the process. Suddenly his life turns upside down when Jordan finds him hunted down by an army of demons, as she has questions as to why and he has questions of why all of a sudden everyone is interested in him. By issue’s end, just when he looks like he has met his fate, is when he finds out just what powers lie within him, which comes as no surprise to Jordan and the demons.

Overall, an excellent first issue to a story that feels like a powder keg looking to blow wide open. The story by Calloway is intense and well characterized. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, an excellent story that gives a whole new take on the savior genre.

Story: Peter Calloway
Art: Daniel Hillyard, Charlie Kirchoff,
and Brian Stelfreeze
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse and 12-Guage Comics team for Sydney Duncan and Natalie Barahona’s Kill Whitey Donovan

In association with 12-Gauge Comics, Dark Horse Comics is excited to announce the comic book debut of critically-acclaimed writer Sydney Duncan and artist Natalie Barahona with Kill Whitey Donovan! 12-Gauge Comics Art Director, Brian Stelfreeze, acted as a historical consultant and editor. Kill Whitey Donovan is the first installment in an epic tale of female empowerment and friendship.

In Kill Whitey Donovan, after Anna Hoyt’s sister commits suicide, she sets off for Atlanta to kill the man responsible for destroying her family—her fiancé, Jim “Whitey” Donovan. But Anna, a spirited though pampered daughter of a prominent doctor, can’t do it alone. To get through the hell that lay between her Alabama home and Atlanta, she makes a deal with one of the Donovan slaves, Hattie Virgil, who has an agenda of her own. In exchange for a chance at freedom, Hattie, a survivor, will lead this unlikely pair on a quest that will change them both forever.

Don’t miss this exciting and unapologetic adventure story, starring two powerful women who will stop at nothing to get the justice they seek, set during a time when America was at war for its own soul. Kill Whitey Donovan #1 goes on sale December 4, 2019.

Kill Whitey Donovan

Preview: ICE: Bayou Blackout #1 (of 3)

ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1 (of 3)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Daniel Hillyard with Charlie Kirchoff
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale May 6th

The Infektsi, a group of Chechen mercenaries, have entered the city of New Orleans, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. ICE agents Cole and Ezra head to Louisiana to try and keep the terrorists from taking out a main hub of the US power grid. Launching directly out of FCBD, you won’t want to miss the Giant-Sized, 40-page issue of ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1!

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12-Gauge Comics in June 2015

ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #2 (of 3)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Daniel Hillyard with Charlie Kirchoff
$3.99 | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale June 10th

With power cut to the entire city New Orleans, chaos ensues. Meanwhile, at a local hospital, the Chechen terrorist group known as the Infektsi has their first run-in with ICE agents Cole and Ezra. Bullets fly and the action ramps up while the crescent city burns!

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12-Gauge Comics in May 2015

ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1 (of 3)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Daniel Hillyard with Charlie Kirchoff
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale May 6th

The Infektsi, a group of Chechen mercenaries, have entered the city of New Orleans, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. ICE agents Cole and Ezra head to Louisiana to try and keep the terrorists from taking out a main hub of the US power grid. Launching directly out of FCBD, you won’t want to miss the Giant-Sized, 40-page issue of ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1!

ICE BAYOU BLACKOUT #1 (of 3)

Preview: ICE: Critical Mass #3 (of 4)

ICE: CRITICAL MASS #3 (of 4)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist (Covers A & B): Jason Pearson
$3.99 | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale January 28

After being ambushed while conducting an investigation in a small Montana town, ICE agents Cole and Ezra escape to the safety of a deserted hunting cabin. While doing recon, they discover helicopters, dead pilots, and a radiation badge in the dead pilot’s hand. Cole and Ezra realize this has just become much more serious than drugs; terrorists have smuggled nuclear materials across the American border…

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