“Chris and Jacob pull off something remarkable here. A vivid and bright story that nails a thorough sense of foreboding and darkness. A shocking amount of talent for a duo so fresh to comics!” —Chip Zdarsky, Sex Criminals, Daredevil
Welcome to That Texas Blood
From the mind of Chris Conan and the inkpot of Jacob Philips comes a truly unique tale. Sheriff Joe Bob Coates is an old Texas lawman who’s lived in Fort Lehane his whole life. Ambrose county is his life, Texas is in his blood, but when the crimes and weirdness don’t stop coming, he’s forced into a fight he may not be able to win. But Joe Bob is tough, it’s in his blood, and maybe…just maybe he’s tough enough to fight it to the end to protect what he loves.
“I’ve always had a fondness for the West. When you’re a kid it’s the Old West—cowboys and six-shooters, the lawless frontier of Deadwood and Tombstone. As you grow older you learn the truth about the place—you see it as it is today. The character, the grit, the creeping darkness of that vast landscape,” said Condon. “You learn it through Portis, Thompson, the Coens, through books, television, or the news. Texas is America’s mystical land, where laws don’t necessarily apply, where right isn’t always right and a gun can be on every hip and every itchy finger ready to pull the trigger. I wrote a story about this place, moreso the feeling it evoked. The character that grew from that wasn’t a sinister villain but a good man with a complicated relationship with his place in the world. What came were dreams of Texas. Dreams of a sheriff trying to make right in a wrong world. What came was Joe Bob. He’s almost like a friend now. I hope you’ll feel the same.”
“What we’ve basically got is a modern-day western crime tornado that tears up Texas, what’s not to love? I just hope you all love it as much as I do.”
That Texas Blood #1 Cover A by Jacob Phillips and That Texas Blood #1 Cover B by Sean Phillips will be available May 27th wherever fine comics are sold and digitally across many platforms on the same day.
So don’t miss his gritty romp through Texas backcountry available this March. Until then, enjoy these teaser pages that we hope will make you thirsty for more.
That Texas Blood #1 Cover A by Jacob Phillips (Diamond Code MAR200029) and That Texas Blood #1 Cover B by Sean Phillips (Diamond Code MAR200030) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 27.
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