In 1970, Alejandro Jodorowsky wrote, directed, scored, and stared in El Topo, a Mexican Acid Western film, about a violent gunfighter searching for enlightenment. In December, BOOM! Studios releases The Sons of El Topo Volume One: Cain, an original graphic novel written by Jodorowsky.
If you wonder how “out there” El Topo was, check out the trailer for the film.
Warning: there is a lot of violence in this trailer.
Joining Jodorowsky is joined by artist Jose Ladronn for this tale of revenge.
Fueled by resentment, and unable to kill his saintly father, Cain begins the slow pursuit of his half-brother in a tale of magic and mayhem in THE SONS OF EL TOPO VOLUME ONE: CAIN, featuring a haunting cover by José Ladrönn, and continuing the mythic tale only in graphic novel format.
In the movie, El Topo finds enlightenment and became a holy vessel imbued with the ability to perform miracles, and lead to the birth of Topo’s second son, Abel.
“THE SONS OF EL TOPO VOLUME ONE: CAIN continues the surrealist western story you know from the film, digging deeper into the philosophical and spiritual questions of El Topo’s journey – along with the incredible visual experience you’d expect from master artist like Ladrönn,” said Sierra Hahn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios.
The Sons of El Topo Volume One: Cain is scheduled to arrive in December 2018.