Dark Horse Publishing Geof Darrow’s Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek

Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek cover image (cropped)

Geof Darrow’s award-winning Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek is set to be reprinted by Dark Horse Comics this summer, collecting the seven-issue series that originally ran back in 2006.

The Dark Horse Books edition will be the series’ first hardcover publication, and will feature a brand new cover by Darrow, as well as award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. The complete seven-issue saga, written and illustrated by Darrow and colored by Pete Doherty, Alex Wald, and Lovern Kindzierski, as well as classic Shaolin Cowboy illustrations by Moebius (Jean Giraud), Richard Delgado, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan and John Severin, is due for release in July 2018.

Shaolin Cowboy is a series that began back in 2004, and that follows the adventures of an unnamed former Shaolin monk as he tries to navigate life with a bounty on his head. It’s a series that has won countless awards throughout its publication history, and Start Trek is a part of the story that has always been difficult for fans to track down.

“My friend Geof Darrow is a comics visionary,” said Dark Horse Comics Publisher Mike Richardson. “He is truly an independent spirit with an outrageous sense of humour and an unparalleled level of craftsmanship. I’m thrilled for Dark Horse to bring this story back into print, alongside the other Shaolin Cowboy hardcover collections, as well as his iconic collaborations with Frank Miller—Hard Boiled and Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot—and Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow.”

“I’d like to say this book is akin to Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” with guns, swords, and Kung Fu,” said Darrow, “But only the guns, swords, and kung fu would be accurate.”

Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek will be published by Dark Horse Comics in comic book stores on July 11th and in bookstores on July 17th 2018. It will be retailing for $24.00 USD.

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