Gangsters Sling Spells in This Exclusive Tommy Gun Wizards Preview

Plus a First Look at Christian Ward & Tula Lotay’s Covers for Issue #2

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Gangsters Sling Spells in This Exclusive <i>Tommy Gun Wizards</i> Preview

Dark Horse Comics is keeping Christian Ward busy: in addition to illustrating the critically acclaimed Invisible Kingdom under the Berger Books imprint, Ward is flexing new muscles as the writer of Tommy Gun Wizards, an upcoming original series drawn by Abbott artist Sami Kivelä. Launching in August, Tommy Gun Wizards follows Eliot Ness and his Untouchables as they safeguard 1930s Chicago against criminals like Al Capone. The hook that sets Tommy Gun Wizards apart from dozens of other gangster outings is that the substance being shuffled around the city’s seedy underbelly isn’t alcohol—it’s Lick, a drug that imparts magical powers on its users.

Tommy Gun Wizards is a fascinating combination of magic, mystery and gangster spirits in the prohibition era,” Kivelä said in a statement. “I really hope readers will have as much fun with the book as we have had making it.”

Paste readers can take an exclusive first look at Kivelä’s interior art for the genre-bending book below, along with a sneak peek at Ward’s main cover and Tula Lotay’s variant cover for issue #2. Tommy Gun Wizards #1 hits comic stores and digital retailers August 28th, 2019.


Tommy Gun Wizards #1 Cover Art by Christian Ward

Tommy Gun Wizards #1

Writer Christian Ward
Artist: Sami Kivelä
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: August 28, 2019
Eliot Ness and his team of Untouchables work overtime taking on dangerous criminals that hide in the seedy underbelly of 1930s Chicago. Except in this world, Al Capone isn’t dealing in alcohol, but in magic. With Lick, a drug that grants magical powers to anyone who ingests it, mobsters become wizards, ordinary men become monsters, and darker secrets than Ness can imagine lie at the heart of it all. A new genre-bending comic series from Christian Ward, artist of the acclaimed sci-fi epic Invisible Kingdom. Drawn by Sami Kivelä (Abbott).

Tommy Gun Wizards #1 Interior Art by Sami Kivelä

Tommy Gun Wizards #1 Interior Art by Sami Kivelä

Tommy Gun Wizards #2 Cover Art by Christian Ward

Tommy Gun Wizards #2 Variant Cover Art by Tula Lotay

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