Image Comics has announced a brand new series from The Goon creator Eric Powell, Big Man Plans. Teaming up with Tim Wiesch, the two are promising an all new type of revenge story for March 2015.
According to Powell, the project was first discussed back in 2012.
“This project was born out of drunken conversations Tim Wiesch and I had while I was a vagabond living in his basement for a month,” admitted Powell. “This is what happens when kids of construction workers get really drunk for a long period of time and are given a creative outlet. This book is nothing but brutality and in a weird way the most noble project I’ve done. If people don’t freak out over this thing, my entire @&$%ing career has been a lie!”
As for the tone of the series, Wiesch added that you shouldn’t expect anything less than a brutal crime drama.
“This is going to be dark. Very, very dark. What’s been amazing is working with someone who doesn’t flinch when you offer up an incredibly visceral or painful part of the story but instead wants to help push it even further.
“When we were coming up with the story, we were looking for a way to embody a truly marginalized version of a man without just playing with worn-out tropes and comic clichés. Someone that would never be even remotely considered tough, let alone as the violent specter of revenge and death that we were looking for. No super powers, no crazy martial arts. Just a man driven beyond his own limitations by rage.”