Image Comics has sent us a sneak peek of Ward of the State #1 scheduled to it stores in May. Take the jump for a four page preview, plus another look at those three intense covers.
Here’s how Image describes the issue:
Norma Balitzer has her own brand of justice. An average foster mother by outward appearance, Balitzer takes in her young wards and trains them to be deadly contract killers in her private war on pedophiles, rapists, and murderers. When Dravis Trucker comes under Norma’s unique brand of foster care, his hopes for a normal life become a struggle for survival. This May, Shadowline presents the controversial three-issue thriller WARD OF THE STATE!
“Even after a life enduring the violence and misery of the foster care system, Dravis is unprepared for Norma’s terrifying home,” explains writer Christopher E. Long. “Through his eyes we meet her band of young killers and experience his turbulent path through their amoral underworld. It’s like Oliver Twist by way of Mean Streets – a brutal, uncompromising look at a world where personal tragedy is compounded by savage violence.”
Ward of the State ships in May.