The Next Nonplayer – Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker?

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?The Next Nonplayer – Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker?

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.

The Next Nonplayer – Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker?

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.

The Next Nonplayer – Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker?

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.