Atomic cowboys ride again in ‘The Man From Maybe’ by Shaky Kane + Jordan Thomas

“… you’ll YEE-HAW! for sure when you pick this one up …”

Jordan Thomas and Shaky Kane are already shaking up the detective genre with their L.A. Confidential meets Futurama series Weird Work, and next they’re taking aim at a post-apocalyptic western in The Man From Maybe, which was announced today at the San Diego Comic Con by Oni Press.

“Saddle-up the Atomic Hoss, turn Grandma’s TV up to full retina burn, and head out across the wasteland,” said Kane. “There’s no maybe about it, you’ll YEE-HAW! for sure when you pick this one up. Some of the treats Jordan served up surprised even me, and I drew the dang thing!”

Each of the three issues of the miniseries will run 48 pages and will feature a “high potency dose of eye-searing, shoot-’em-up action on the high plains of our ruined planet.”

cover by Shaky Kane

Like most trouble you find in the world, this one starts with a billionaire:

In the dry and dead future that’s coming soon, all life belongs to Oppenheimer-obsessed billionaire Harvard Denny and his corporate scavengers from Smile, Inc., who pillage the wastelands in search of atomic contraband.

But when a hyper-advanced vessel of possibly alien origin crashlands on the outer edge of Denny’s empire of neon-lit ruins, will it bring promise or poison to a distorted world? As the race to acquire the ship’s cargo begins, our fate will be decided by a masked bandit and the cold iron of his laser rifle. He knows no name, no home, no surrender—only the whispered hush of those in need who dare call him . . . THE MAN FROM MAYBE!

Here’s a look at some interior pages from the first issue, featuring Kane’s undeniable artwork:

“The whole idea for the series was formed knowing I was writing for Shaky,” sai Thomas. “He gave me a couple of brain-expanding images he wanted to draw and from there I began building out a strange and wild world for these characters to tear apart. The whole team at Oni have been great in helping us create this bright blend of adventure, thrills and shocks. It’s absolutely the most flat out fun comic I’ve ever been a part of and I’m very proud of what we’ve put on the page.”

The first issue will feature a main cover by Kane and several variant covers, by David Rubín, Nick Cagnetti and a “character design” cover by Kane:

The first issue will arrive in October.

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