Rick Remender, the man behind bestselling comics like Black Science and Deadly Class, has unveiled his latest project “The Scumbag,” which due for release at Image Comics later this year.
The new series boasts an all-star lineup of artists. Lewis Larosa draws the first issue, while subsequent issues feature the art of multiple other artists including Andrew Robinson, Eric Powell, Tula Lotay, Wes Craig, Roland Boschi, Simone Di Meo, Duncan Fegredo, Yanick Paquette, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, and Moreno Dinisio.
“I love stories about scumbags,” Remender told ComicBook. “The Big Lebowski, Don Draper, Tony Soprano, Walter White… look at a list of the best shows and movies of all time and you’ll see this theme runs through a mess of ‘em.”
The series follows bad guy Ernie Ray Clementine as he’s forced to save the world. Remender sums this comic up with the cool tagline, “The fate of our world rests in the hands of the worst person on it.”
Catch The Scumbag in comic shops on October 21st!
Check out the official press release below:
PORTLAND, Ore. 06/23/2020 — New York Times bestselling writer, showrunner, and terrific disco dancer Rick Remender (Deadly Class, Black Science) launches an all- new comedy espionage series The Scumbag from Image Comics, set to hit shelves this October. This new ongoing series will feature a murderers’ row of all-star artistic talent rotating each issue. The first issue showcases the stunning work of Lewis LaRosa with subsequent chapters and covers by brilliant talents such as Andrew Robinson, Eric Powell, Tula Lotay, Wes Craig, Roland Boschi, Simone Di Meo, Duncan Fegredo, Yanick Paquette, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, and Moreno Dinisio.
The Scumbag is the story of Ernie Ray Clementine, a profane, illiterate, drug addicted, biker, with a fifth-grade education and the only thing standing between us and total Armageddon because this dummy accidentally received a power-imbuing serum making him the world’s most powerful super spy.
Ernie is a relic of a bygone era, the living embodiment of sex, drugs, and rock and roll—so, this doesn’t make things easy for the spy organization that needs his help as they bribe, cajole, and manipulate Ernie to choose between his own self-interests and doing what’s right.
The Scumbag will join Remender’s growing empire, known as Giant Generator Studios, alongside such beloved series as Death Or Glory with Bengal, Seven to Eternity with Jerome Opeña, Low with Greg Tocchini, Fear Agent with Jerome Opeña and Tony Moore, The Last Days of American Crime with Greg Tocchini, Tokyo Ghost with Sean Gordon Murphy, Black Science with Matteo Scalera, Strange Girl with Eric Nguyen, and Deadly Class with Wes Craig.
The Scumbag #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 21st.
The Scumbag #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.