Friday, November 02, 2018

EL MESTIZO arrives soon!

I've plugged this book before but that was before I had all the info from Rebellion. Besides, it's a good book, so well worth plugging again! 

El Mestizo collects the full story that ran in Battle Picture Weekly in 1977, written by Alan Hebden and drawn by Carlos Ezquerra. Sadly, the book went to print before Carlos passed away so there's no mention of his passing. He knew the book was in production though, and from the brief conversations we had I know El Mestizo was one of his favourite strips so I'm sure he'd have been pleased to see it back in print.

Although set in the American Civil War, El Mestizo is basically a Western, and that may have confused some younger readers of Battle who just wanted stories about the military. The strip didn't run for long, but it deserved to run longer, but this book collects the whole run for new readers to appreciate. It's well worth buying, so here's the details plus a preview of the first chapter...






CREATIVE TEAM: Alan Hebden (w) Carlos Ezquerra (a) 
RELEASE DATE: 15th November (UK) 28th November (US)
HARDCOVER, 65 pages
PRICE: £14.99 (UK) $19.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781781086575
DIAMOND: SEP181945

A bitter sweet and much-needed collection of the late Carlos Ezquerra's unconventional Western series. In 1862, as the American Civil War tears a nation in two, dangerous men prosper through bloodshed. El Mestizo was once a slave who managed to escape to Mexico. Now he's come back over the border, a mercenary for hire. But is he really allied to neither side? High-octane revenge Western from the co-creator of Judge Dredd. Perfect for fans of Moebius's Blueberry and the motion picture Django Unchained.


Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop & apps for iPadAndroid Windows 10





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