Cover to ‘Tommy Gun Wizards’ #2. Art: Christian Ward/Dark Horse Comics

by Jarrod Jones. When it comes to blending the alchemy of history and fantasy, Christian Ward has proven a sorcerer among his fellow comic wordsmiths. Tommy Gun Wizards is a hit, with critics, with readers, even with armchair historians who get all stuffy when someone rolls around and tinkers with the events of real-world yesteryear.

So, yes. Eliot Ness and Al Capone’s war on the streets of Chicago has been a well-documented and remarked-upon bit of American history, one that made folk heroes of cop and robber alike. Which makes it fertile ground to let all sorts of fictional mayhem take root. Though dabbling in mere historic revisionism wasn’t enough for Ward, oh no. Teamed with artist Sami Kivelä, no slouch in ensnaring acute period detail himself, Ward has cast a spell over Volstead-era Chicago, and not a one of us is immune to its thrall.

Enter through the red curtains of Tommy Gun Wizards #2. Casually saunter through a new kind of speakeasy, one of dimension and time. Find the vice that treats you nice. Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, DoomRocket has an exclusive first look at Ward’s latest descent into law, order, and the occult. Play it cool, tip your bartender, and always, always, exit through the back.

$3.99 | M | SEPTEMBER 25

Written by Christian Ward.
Art by Sami Kivelä, Christian Ward.
Colors by Dee Cunniffe.
Letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.
Cover A by Christian Ward.
Cover B by Tula Lotay.

From Dark Horse Comics: In their struggle to take down Al Capone and his bootleg-magic operation, Eliot Ness and his Untouchables must navigate corrupt church officials, mystically enhanced bruisers, and ruthless wizards with obscure intentions who pull the strings behind the scenes. But can Ness keep up without succumbing to his own dark side?

A new genre-bending comic series from Christian Ward, artist of the acclaimed sci-fi epic, ‘Invisible Kingdom’. Drawn by Sami Kivela (‘Abbott’).

Read the DoomRocket interview with ‘Tommy Gun Wizards’ writer Christian Ward here.