The new comic book series Kingsway West tells the epic tale of a Chinese gunslinger searching for his wife in an Old West overrun with magic. The long-awaited four-issue miniseries, written by Greg Pak with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland, puts a genre-bending Asian spin on the western. The first issue, from Dark Horse Comics, will be available next month.
And now it has a badass trailer! Check it out:
Greg says that this is a story that he's been wanting to tell for years.
"As an Asian American who grew up in Texas loving Westerns, just that idea of a story about a Chinese hero in the Old West has excited me for decades," Greg told me in an interview last fall.
"There's maybe no other genre as classically Americana as the Western -- and so the act of telling a Western in which the hero is Asian is a way to claim that history as our own, which it absolutely is. The American Old West was wildly diverse and all Americans of all backgrounds can and should claim its glories and horrors as our history and heritage."
Kingsway West #1 hits comic book stores next month. Readers can pre-order the book at KingswayWest.com or with their local retailers. And for further information about Kingsway West, head over to Greg Pak's website.