Ennis And Braun Take Six-Pack And Dogwelder On The Road As ‘Hard Travelling Heroz’
When Garth Ennis and John McCrea's Hitman concluded in 2001, it ended in such a way that it seemed like that would be the last we saw of the titles eclectic cast of characters. That's why it was so surprising when DC revived some of the more out-there Hitman supporting characters last year in a brand new miniseries All-Star Section Eight, which saw Ennis and McCrea return to tell new stories starring the Z-list superheroes of Hitman trying to make it in the big leagues.
Now it seems that wasn't the last we'd hear from that corner of the DC Universe either, as DC has announced a new miniseries starring Section Eight's breakout characters by Ennis and his longtime collaborator Russ Braun. Six-Pack And Dogwelder: Hard-Traveling Heroz, set for release in August, sees the team once again in disarray, and their leader Sixpack once again trying to keep them together.
Announced today via Weird Science, the new series seems to be a play on the classic Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams run on Green Lantern & Green Arrow, which saw the unlikely pair travelling America and encountering social justice issues of the time. Adams even contributes a variant cover poking fun at his own iconic cover to Green Lantern & Green Arrow #76.
Here's the full solicitation details:
SIX-PACK AND DOGWELDER: HARD-TRAVELING HEROZ #1
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by STEVE DILLON
Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
COMING IN AUGUST: In the tradition of the original Hard-Traveling Heroes, Green Lantern and Green Arrow, Sixpack and Dogwelder are ready to bring their allegedly socially aware brand of justice to the lands beyond Gotham City!
After the events of ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT, Sixpack is fighting to keep what’s left of his team together. Dogwelder has gone in search of his past, while newlyweds Bueno Excellente and Guts are dealing with some fidelity issues. Could Section Eight be done for good?
But everything changes when a mysterious trenchcoat-wearing chain smoker offers our favorite dog enthusiast some clues about his true nature. Is Dogwelder everything he seems? Or is he meant for something greater?
On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+