Who wants ice cream? Image Comics has announced that W. Maxwell Prince, Martín Morazzo and Chris O’Halloran are breaking out the sprinkles for Ice Cream Man, a “genre-defying series of disparate one-shots” arriving this January.
“I’m jazzed to be working with Martín and Chris to bring folks these odd little stories about broken people and their complicated interior lives,” said Prince. “With any luck, there’s something yummy here for all stripes of reader, no matter their tastes.”
Based on the description, it sounds like the title character is more than just your average ice cream man:
Gather round the neighborhood ice cream truck for these tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.
“Ice Cream Man is unlike anything I’ve worked on before!” said Morazzo. “The stories we’re telling, tales of everyday people dealing with extreme situations—always with a dark twist—are rarely seen in comics these days.”
The first one-shot will feature covers by Morazzo and O’Halloran, as well as Frazer Irving. It’s due out Jan. 17.