23rd May2018

First look at ‘Axeman’ franchise comic tie-in

by Phil Wheat

Axeman trilogy writer and director Joston Ramon Theney has confirmed the release of #SinningWorks’ first comic book, scheduled to hit shelves this Fall. The one-off comic follows two surviving characters of Axeman 2: Overkill as well as a returning character from the original Axeman film. Says Theney:

It’s been a wild ride to get to this point – never having worked in comics before but luckily I’ve had a great artist to work with. This story was originally just a simple bridge between the events of OVERKILL and ABSOLUTION but has become so much more. It continues the journey of Kesha and Sunshine and shows you that there was more than meets the eye to their relationship and their relationship with Denise from the first film.

The comic also paves the way for a more substantive conclusion to the trilogy for the upcoming AXEMAN 3: ABSOLUTION. It closes the loop on questions from the first and second films while introducing a new dark, more graphic, tone.

The experience has been so great that the Axeman creator has considered a standalone comic series for the animated crowd:

This process really opened my eyes and I showed me how effective and freeing the comic medium can be – it is true freedom. The only limitation you have is your own creativity – budget is no longer an issue. Censorship is no longer an issue. It’s true freedom to deliver the story you want to tell and the story the fans want to experience.

The one-off comic’s title is a nod back to the film series’ original title. Theney explaining that Axeman will only refer to the established film franchise, however all novels and comics will contain the original title. This particular book gives preference to the three characters’ secret allegiance that was alluded to in Overkill… And the comic’s name? Satan’s Whores: An Axeman At Cutter’s Creek Story.

Hard copy and digital release dates for Satan’s Whores: An Axeman At Cutter’s Creek Story will be announced in the coming weeks. Check out a preview of the comic, and its manga-led stylings, below:





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