BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look preview at The Sons of El Topo Volume One: Cain, the sequel to the cult classic movie El Topo and written by Alejandro Jodorowsky, who wrote, scored, directed, and starred in the 1970 film, with art by José Ladrönn. A press release provides the finer details:
This sequel, arriving in stores December 2018, tells the story of El Topo—a bandit without limits and a man with no moral compass. But when his journey through the arid west brought him face to face with a series of rogue outcasts, he found enlightenment in the unlikeliest place and was forever transformed, becoming a holy vessel imbued with the power to perform miracles. This was a journey that took him far from his first born son, Cain, and brought about the birth of Abel.
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.
And BOOM! Executive Editor Sierra Hahn said:
Cult-classic filmmaker Jodorowsky and collaborator Ladrönn weave an intense and darkly rich tale of magic, loss, and unforgettable pain in this often surreal, sometimes brutal story of revenge and (we hope) eventual redemption.
Look for The Sons of El Topo Volume One: Cain in stores in December, and enjoy the preview below: