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Dark Horse Comics is heading to the circus this fall with Victor Gischler's Clown Fatale. Written by Gischler (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike), and illustrated by Italian artist Maurizio Rosenzweig, the comic centers on the lowest of the low in the world of circus folk: The Clown. When the Femme Clowns are mistaken for contract killers, they leave the tent behind to embrace violence and cruelty, all while wearing that creepy clown makeup.
“I wanted to write a comic that was like the baby of Russ Meyer and Quentin Tarantino on whiskey and meth, and Dark Horse was cool enough to let me do it,” stated writer Victor Gischler. “I wanted something that was grindhouse but simultaneously a parody of grindhouse. Clown Fatale is the result, and Maurizio and Moreno are killing it with the visuals.”
Clown Fatale will feature colors by Moreno Dinisio and covers by Tim Seeley (Hack / Slash, The Occultist, Ex Sanguine)
“Tim’s covers also perfectly capture that grindhouse vibe. I’ve been having a great time pandering to my own base instincts. I think a lot of readers are going to file this one under guilty pleasure,” added Gischler.
The first issue of Clown Fatale will be available at your local comic shop and favorite digital device on November 13th, 2013.
I'm not completely sold on Victor Gischler yet. His Spike mini-series left much to be desired and his X-Men run had vampires in it so it was a little weird. This sounds like a pretty cool concept though so I'm interested to see where it goes. If it's anything like Gischler describes above, I'm in.
What do you think of Clown Fatale? Do you think they'll have weapons like the Joker?
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