We’re enormous fans of comic book legend Geof Darrow here at FreakSugar (check out all of our coverage of the brilliant storyteller here), so we are all kinds of jazzed that Dark Horse Comics has just announced that it will publish all—yes, all—of Mr. Darrow’s Shaolin Cowboy books in paperback next year! The entire Shaolin Cowboy collection, from Shemp Buffet to Who Will Stop the Reign to Start Trek, will be available in paperback and with all new covers by Darrow and Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. Take a look at the beauties below!
The first of the paperback editions of Shaolin Cowboy, starting with Shaolin Cowboy: Shemp Buffet, hits newsstands on April 21, 2021.
From the official press release:
For Immediate Release:
Dark Horse To Publish Geof Darrow’s Complete SHAOLIN COWBOY Odyssey
In Paperback for the First Time
Three New Covers by Darrow and Eisner Award-Winning Colorist Dave Stewart
Three Paperback Volumes
Countless Beheadings, Endless Slaughter
Winner of Some Eisner Awards
August 31, 2020) Since his first appearance sixteen years ago, Geof Darrow’s Shaolin Cowboy has been slaughtering zombies, beheading idiots, and leaving a trail of carnage and corpses in his wake. And next year, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books will publish Darrow’s complete SHAOLIN COWBOY odyssey in paperback. Beginning with the release of SHAOLIN COWBOY: SHEMP BUFFET in April 2021, Dark Horse will release three paperback editions of the Shaolin Cowboy’s adventures, with each book featuring an all new cover by Darrow and Eisner Award-Winning Colorist Dave Stewart.
Having won the Inkpot Award, won (and lost) multiple Eisner Awards and created the iconic and blood-soaked character the Shaolin Cowboy, cartoonist Geof Darrow is one of the most influential and revered cartoonists. As Vulture says, “no one draws violence quite like Geof Darrow.” In addition to the chainsaw-fueled adventures of the Shaolin Cowboy, Darrow is renowned for his early work with Moebius, his designs for television (including Super Friends, Richie Rich, and Pac-Man) and films (including The Matrix and Speed Racer), his collaborations with Frank Miller and Andrew Vachss, and his iconic and detailed comic book covers. Darrow originally hails from Cedar Rapids, IA and now resides in France.
“Geof Darrow is a living legend in the comic world, one of the few creators working today who can cite Jack Kirby, Alex Toth and his mentor Mœbius as peers.”—PASTE MAGAZINE
“Exhilarating…. The artistry in these pages is incredible.”—AV CLUB
“Beautiful.”—THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Shaolin Cowboy has always been a little on the crazy side. Okay, a lot on the crazy side.”—IGN
“Any new comic day that blesses with an issue of The Shaolin Cowboy is a good day indeed.”—THE NERDIST
Dark Horse will publish the SHAOLIN COWBOY paperbacks in consecutive months:
SHAOLIN COWBOY: SHEMP BUFFET is available everywhere books are sold starting April 20, 2021. This paperback will retail for $19.99. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.
SHAOLIN COWBOY: WHO WILL STOP THE REIGN is available everywhere books are sold starting May 18, 2021. This paperback will retail for $19.99. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.
SHAOLIN COWBOY: START TREK is available everywhere books are sold starting June 22, 2021. This paperback will retail for $19.99.