The long teaser campaign from Image is now complete with the big reveal being Butcher Baker: The Righteous Maker #1. The book is written by Joe Casey with Mike Huddleston on art. In an interview from May of this year, Huddleston is quoted as saying it is, “a twisted, adults-only tale of demented superfiction and two-lane blacktop mayhem. It’s a book where we’re really going to experiment with the form a bit. Mike’s a massive talent and he’s specifically asked me to push him in artistic directions he’d never been pushed before.”
Well that certainly puts the images in perspective, including the ones we didn’t run. The image above has the first issue coming in at $2.99, and since we didn’t see this solicited in the January or February 2011 orders, I’m going to guess we’ll see this in March 2011 at the earliest.
The bigger question is, now that you’ve seen the big reveal, did the teaser campaign work enough for you to want to pick up the book?