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Geof Darrow is back with 'Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin' starting May 28th!
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Geof Darrow is back with ‘Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin’ starting May 28th!

Shaolin Cowboy ‘Cruel to Be Kin’ is set in Phase 4 of the SCU, where the Shaolin Cowboy finds his parenting skills being tested.

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Dark Horse Comics has revealed comics legend Geof Darrow is back with another chapter in the Shaolin Cowboy adventure dubbed Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin. The seven-issue series is colored by Dave Stewart and starts May 28th, 2022. The series follows the original story out in 2013 (read our review of the first issue) and the sequel “Who Will Stop The Reign” out in 2017.

So what’s Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to be Kin about?

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The latest installment in the Eisner-Award-winning Shaolin Cowboy series is set in Phase 4 of the SCU, where the Shaolin Cowboy finds his parenting skills being tested when he is forced to homeschool during a pandemic of unparalleled violence, in a story torn from yesterday’s viral twitter feeds. Can he get a kung fu grip on the situation before a horde of .45 loving human monsters and not so human monsters send him to the ICU? Only guns, swords, and flying guillotines will tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The series will also feature variant covers from the likes of Mike Mignola, Frank Quitely, Ed Piskor, Stan Sakai, Steve Skroce, Jim Rugg, and many more. You can check out Mignola, Darrow, and and Alice Darrow’s covers below.

Geof Darrow is back with 'Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin' starting May 28th! Geof Darrow is back with 'Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin' starting May 28th! Geof Darrow is back with 'Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin' starting May 28th!

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 10, 2022)—This year, Dark Horse Comics will publish Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin, an all-new, seven part comic book series of action-packed intellectual drama by award-winning Geof Darrow and Eisner award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. The latest installment in the Eisner-Award-winning Shaolin Cowboy series is set in Phase 4 of the SCU, where the Shaolin Cowboy finds his parenting skills being tested when he is forced to homeschool during a pandemic of unparalleled violence, in a story torn from yesterday’s viral twitter feeds. Can he get a kung fu grip on the situation before a horde of .45 loving human monsters and not so human monsters send him to the ICU? Only guns, swords, and flying guillotines will tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Geof Darrow is one of the most influential and revered cartoonists working today. Darrow is renowned for his early work with Moebius, his designs for television (including Super FriendsRichie Rich, and Pac-Man) and films (including The Matrix, The Matrix Resurrections, and Speed Racer), his collaborations with Frank Miller and Andrew Vachss, and his iconic and detailed comic book covers. For nearly twenty years, he’s been creating stories for the Shaolin Cowboy that are chock full of monsters, carnage, copses, and chainsaws. For the latest, epic Shaolin Cowboy series, some of the biggest names in comics will provide variant covers:

issue #1: Mike Mignola

issue #1: Alice Darrow

issue #2: Frank Quitely

issue #2: Ed Piskor

issue #3: Stan Sakai

issue #3: Steve Skroce

issue #4: Duncan Fegredo

issue #4: Jim Rugg

issue #5: Katsuya Terada

issue #6: James Harren

issue #7: Tsui Hark

Dark Horse Comics will publish Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin issue 1 on May 18, 2022AMITOUFU!!!!!!

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