'Shaolin Cowboy' Returns to Comics This April (Exclusive)

Geof Darrow's beautiful comic about an ugly killing machine begins again with 'Who'll Stop the Reign?'
Courtesy of Geof Darrow/Dark Horse Comics

It's been three years, but the world is finally ready for the return of the Shaolin Cowboy.

Following the January 2014 conclusion of the critically acclaimed last series, Geof Darrow's comic book killing machine will return this spring in the brand-new four-issue series The Shaolin Cowboy: Who'll Stop The Reign? It will once again pair Darrow with Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart as the eponymous antihero continues his fight.

Calling Who'll Stop The Reign? "a tale of revenge both petty and profound in origin," Darrow told THR that the new series might be a little more wordy than the [almost entirely silent] previous outing. "The last story didn't need much dialogue because the protagonist was just trying to survive and have him 'Deadpooling' while he was fighting to survive a zombie onslaught would have seemed even more ridiculous than the situations I created for him," he said. "This time he is up against enemies capable of thought, albeit just as mindless in their own way as the prior antagonists."

Darrow, who's known for his beautifully precise and detailed line work, has previously worked with Frank Miller — who provides a variant cover for the series' first issue — and Moebius, as well as collaborating with the Wachowskis on designs for The Matrix and Speed Racer, among other projects.

The Shaolin Cowboy: Who'll Stop The Reign? launches from Dark Horse Comics this April.