Eric Powell, Eisner award-winning creator of The Goon, is teaming up with Tim Wiesch for a new comic series, Image announced today.
Entitled Big Man Plans, the new project is a crime mystery/revenge tale that is scheduled to debut next year.
The premise of the series is that even the most marginalized in society can exact revenge if they don't care how they do it.
Powell and Wiesch say the two have discussed the project since late 2012.
"This project was born out of drunken conversations Tim Wiesch and I had while I was a vagabond living in his basement for a month," Powell said. "This is what happens when kids of construction workers get really drunk for a long period of time and are given a creative outlet. This book is nothing but brutality and in a weird way the most noble project I've done. If people don't freak out over this thing, my entire @&$%ing career has been a lie!"
"This is going to be dark," Wiesch said. "Very, very dark. What's been amazing is working with someone who doesn't flinch when you offer up an incredibly visceral or painful part of the story but instead wants to help push it even further. When we were coming up with the story, we were looking for a way to embody a truly marginalized version of a man without just playing with worn-out tropes and comic clichés. Someone that would never be even remotely considered tough, let alone as the violent specter of revenge and death that we were looking for. No super powers, no crazy martial arts. Just a man driven beyond his own limitations by rage."
Issue #1 hits newsstands on March 4, 2015.