Things are getting a little Wyrd today.
OK, that was a little tongue-in-cheek play, acknowledging the title of today’s comic book pick. But it’s an apt description. I mean, how else would you describe a man who is, seemingly, immortal (although he does try to off himself on occasion with the hopes of one day getting the deed done), and regularly engaged by the United States government in order to investigate all manner of <a-hem> weird and unexplained occurrences around the world.
Has the Wyrd series peaked your interest?
Written By: Curt Pires
Illustrated By: Antonio Fuso
Published By: Dark Horse Comics
Written by Curt Pires (Pop, The Tomorrows) and illustrated by Antonio Fuso (James Bond) and published by Dark Horse Comics, Wyrd is a brand new miniseries full of sci-fi action and mysterious adventure. Let’s put the emphasis on “mysterious adventure”.
I mean, Pitor Wyrd isn’t your normal protagonist. He’s un-aging, to begin with. And seemingly indestructible. Immediately that means that the man has secrets.
And you can bet those secrets will slowly be revealed as Pitor’s strange story progresses.
Here, at the request of U.S. law enforcement, he’s on the trail of a monster roaming the countryside, leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. But this isn’t your normal sort of snarl-toothed monster. This one is man-made, a product of government agents trying to recreate the formula (and failing) that produced a very well-known US super soldier whose exploits are told on a monthly basis by a competing comic book publisher.
Pitor Wyrd, is the one you call when things go very badly…or very, very strange.
Wyrd has a very John Constantine, Hellblazer feel about it, mixed with political intrigue and detective fiction, while the artwork by Fuso hearkens images by fan favourite artist, Jock – realism mixed with shadows and kinetic action.
Whether it’s the normal cover or the secondary cover illustrated by Jeff Lemire, make the run to your local comic book shop today and pick up the weirdly fascinating Wyrd #1.
You can catch an 8-page preview of the first issue right here.