EXCLUSIVE: Eric Powell’s Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London

A long time favorite around the iFanboy offices was Eric Powell and Kyle Hotz's book Billy the Kid's Old-Timey Oddities, published by Dark Horse back in 2005/2006.  Written by Powell with art by Powell and Hotz, Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities combined one of our favorite historical characters with some mad-cap, faux history type stories.  It really is a hidden gem.

So you can imagine how excited we were when we got to a glimpse to NEW artwork for the next book, Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London #1 coming from Dark Horse this September.  Powell and Hotz are back and this time it looks as if Billy the Kid finds himself in London, in Whitechapel of all places and you can only guess who he's about to run into.  It definitely looks to be another awesome romp, this time in Victorian England.

Below is the cover art to Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London #1, with one cover by Eric Powell and the other by Kyle Hotz, and if this is any indication of what the series will look like, it could be better than the first series:

Eric Powell - Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London Eric Powell - Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London

Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London #1 ships on September 8, 2010 and is on sale for $3.99.

Here is the official description of the book thanks to Dark Horse Comics:

The Wild West collides with Victorian horror in the latest assault on decency from the Eisner Award-winning creator of The Goon!
 
The world believes the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid was killed by Pat Garrett, but in reality the Kid is very much alive, the hired gun of Fineas Sproule’s traveling spectacle of biological curiosities—or “freaks,” as Billy calls them. In their latest adventure, Billy and crew confront their most vicious challenge yet: Jack the Ripper!
 
In London to visit a true Elephant Man, Billy, Sproule, and the company learn about the Whitechapel murders, and the fact that disfigured people are being blamed for the killings, and targeted for mob justice. As the group applies themselves to the case, Sproule looks for information at every bar in the city, while Billy tags along to drink whisky and flirt with prostitutes at each one. Which might be a better way to find the Ripper than he realizes.

Comments

  1. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    *holds chest*

    For…me? 

  2. This looks amazing.  How did I not know about the previous volume.  Oh, I’m going to be digging around the stores today.

  3. WANT!

  4. mmmmmmmmm

  5. Hooray!