Jordan Thomas & Shaky Kane are proud to introduce our multi-coloured sci-fi psychedelic-noir series, WEIRD WORK. Crime, gangsters, cops, killers and deception all combine to create a murder mystery akin to LA Confidential being set in the world of Futurama.
Written by Jordan Thomas (FRANK AT HOME ON THE FARM, QUARANTINE) with art by the legendary Shaky Kane (2000AD, IMAGE, DC COMICS) WEIRD WORK #1 is the extra-long first chapter of the new 3-issue series, containing 30-pages of story (36 full-colour pages total) to allow readers to sink their teeth into the mystery and immerse themselves in this new pop art populated planet.
18 months ago Lady Haste A.K.A Lady Vengeance A.K.A Bloody Bef, the head of organised crime in Stellar City, was taken away in cuffs for her part in the conspiracy to murder up-and-coming politician Vimmy Vinders.
Following the news that the First Lady of Crime was going down for eight years, a criminal power vacuum appeared. This was bad news for those loyal to Haste, as they were targeted by a trio of unknown gunmen, systematically removing Haste’s capos from the equation in a hail of bullets.
Present day and the violence has balanced out to a more manageable level in Stellar City the capital of Septamer Prime, with Lady Haste’s remaining troops, and those looking to replace them, taking time to plan their next move.. But this is Stellar City, so murder is never far away.
Controversial detective Ovra Sawce is awoken by the news of a triple homicide. The victims? An ex-con turned cult leader, the right hand woman of tech billionaire Graver Shole and Sawce’s partner Looch Lewlock. Much to Sawce’s surprise, Chief of Detectives Chromer Welt wants Ovra on the case.
Meanwhile a new designer drug called Froth is infecting the streets. Persistent Froth use has been found to lead to the swelling of the head to an unsustainable size and a painful death. Finding the manufacturing source of Froth has become the number one priority for the Federal Beaureu of Planetary Investigation.
All this means that the Stellar City police department’s resources are stretched thin, the result being that Ovra Sawce and his rookie partner Donut Trustah get a shot at solving this high profile triple homicide.
This leads Ovra on a journey into the dark heart of Stellar City to solve a mystery rancid with crime, betrayal, money, corruption, murder and deception, which weaves back almost two decades. Ovra Sawce is about to learn that Stellar City’s past is even more poisonous than he imagined and that the present is more bloodthirsty than ever.