A week and a half away, we already know that Nonplayer by Nate Simpson from Image Comics will be the big breakout hit of 2011. It's a given. Joining Chew, Morning Glories, Skullkickers and 27 as Image breakout hits. But what else is coming out shortly that may challenge it?
Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker is the mature readers title that even got CBR to run nudey previews of (something a number of other publishers never achieved) by Superman writer Joe Casey and Mike Huddleston.
It stars, well, basically, The Comedian from Watchmen, via a little Marshal Law on one side and a little Lobo on the other. Employed by the government, represented by Bill Clinton and Dick Cheney, to sort out a problem.
It's violent, it's gratuitous and it looks somewhere between Bill Sienkiewicz and Kyle Baker.
The extreme content may stop it from becoming a big hit – or it may propel it. Let's find out together. Butcher Baker #1 is out this Wednesday while #2 follows sharpish two weeks later.