Dynamite Entertainment announced the launch of a brand new ongoing series coming this September, Ex-Con. The series comes from popular writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Keith Burns with covers from the talented Tim Bradstreet.
The official description for Ex-Con reads: “Ex-Con #1 begins in 1985 with L.A. con artist Cody Pomeray, who had a gift for looking inside a mark’s soul with just a glance. But one fateful night, he targeted the wrong man — and was sentenced to the most savage prison in California. Pomeray would have been beaten to death on his first day if not for the intervention of Barnaby Creed, the most powerful crime lord in the Southland. Now it is 1989 and Pomeray’s out on parole, robbed of his special ability and tasked with doing Creed “a little favor.” He has no idea he’s just stepped into a long con, and this time, *he’s* the mark!”
In talking of the series, Swierczynski said:
“Ex-Con is probably my first balls-out crime story for comics, as opposed to other comics that have had a superhero or science-fiction element to them,” says writer Duane Swierczynski. “Granted, Cody has an ability that could be considered a superpower, but he’s no hero, believe me. Fans who’ve liked my darker novels — The Wheelman or The Blonde, for instance — will feel at home in Cody’s twisted little noir world.”
Ex-Con will launch this September in print and digital format.