Planet Jimbot’s “Wolf Country” returns with new artist

Wolf Country Issue 2 Cover

The second issue of Planet Jimbot’s  Wolf Country series is on sale soon, written once more by Jim Alexander (Calhab Justice, Batman) and drawn by Will Pickering (GoodCopBadCop, Savant), who takes over from Luke Cooper on the book.

Action a-plenty in Wolf Country Issue 2, written by Jim Alexander and drawn by Will Pickering.

Action a-plenty in Wolf Country Issue 2, written by Jim Alexander and drawn by Will Pickering.

The vampires-versus werewolves, in a Wild West setting, story picks up from where Issue 1 left off, where we were introduced to a vampire settlement surrounded by hostile werewolf tribes. The settlement is there for religious reasons, following the teachings of a vampire god – but, we soon find out in this second issue, those reasons are now being questioned by elements within the wider Kingdom.

Wolf Country Issue 2 Sample Panel

The werewolves, of course, don’t want vampires on their land, considering their presence on their land to be sacrilege. But this issue, the focus is on intrigue in the Kingdon’s capital city, as the vampire settlement’s leader, Halfpenny, is summoned there by its warrior leader, the High Executor, for an as yet-unrevealed mission.

Wolf Country Issue 2 Sample Panel

As ever, Jim Alexander is carefully building this world, putting characters in place, and we know that soon enough some of them will fall – victims of tooth and claw. Just how that will happen is, of course yet to come, but there’s more than enough brooding menace in this latest issue, complemented by Will Pickering’s fine art, to entertain readers.

“I have to say I was a little nervous about this [one], Jim admits on the Planet Jimbot Facebook page. “The story is off the wall even by my standards and I wasn’t sure if people would get it.” He needn’t have worried – it’s bonkers in a good way, and I’m not alone in enjoying the story. The folk over at Dancing with Skeletons, clearly have too, and happily enthuse about the new issue, calling Wolf Country Issue 2 “a clever pick up from issue 1 with glorious art… Will Pickering’s art is beautiful, the lines are fluid and expressive. The cast are strongly presented, the tensions are captured by body language as much as the words.”

• To order a copy of Wolf Country Issue 2 please contact planetjimbot@gmail.com

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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