Well, there goes all the lovey, dovey hearts I was anticipating for the month of February. You know, I usually hate watching horror movies but I enjoy horror and violent animes and reading graphic and gore books. ON THE STUMP seems to check off all the categories when it comes to blood, gore and violence. Created by Eisner-nominated writer Chuck Brown (Bitter Root) with Italian artist Prenzy (#Like4Like) and letterer Clayton Cowles (The Wicked + The Divine), the trio join forces and created an action-packed visually stunning political, violent drama.
Who says politics doesn’t belong in comics?
Here is a description of the comic according to the press release:
In the On the Stump universe, history diverged in 1868 when a pivotal presidential debate turned violent. Today, elections are decided by highly publicized hand-to-hand combat in arenas called Stumps. Unfortunately, the violence doesn’t end in the ring, and powerful people can still get away with murder. Senator Jack Hammer and FBI Agent Anna Bell Lister are teaming up to bring it all down.
This February the campaign trail is paved with blood and broken bones.
“This the rawest story I’ve ever written,” said Brown. “It literally doesn’t hold any punches. Having Prenzy and Clayton bring it to life has been a dream come true.”
Prenzy added: “This series has everything I love drawing and the fact that I could also color it helped me make it even more peculiar. Brown created a great story and Cowles was able to give the pages their rightful value. I can say this work will impress the readers… like a punch on the face!”
With blood, guts and tears promised to entertain readers this will have to go to my must-read list. For those that don’t know, Chuck Brown’s Bitter Root is going to be coming to the TV screens soon. It’s a comic about mysticism and monsters based in the Harlem Renaissance era. David Walker is the co-creator of the comic, too.
Give me more black comic creatives. I love this son so much. ON THE STUMP will be available everywhere next year so check your local comic book shop or Amazon.