Western Wednesday: Hawken

Tim Truman’s one of the people most responsible for making Jonah Hex cool again, so it’s exciting that he’s got another Weird Western coming in November. According to the press release, “Hawken tells the story of aging gunman Kitchell Hawken and his bloody, one-man vendetta against the Tucson Ring, a brotherhood of arms merchants and corrupt politicians who once employed him.”

Where the Weird comes in is with his traveling companions: the ghosts of every person he’s ever killed, cursed to assist the old man against their wills. “In many ways,” Truman says, “it’s not the ghosts who haunt Hawken; it’s Hawken who haunts them. They try to trip him up at every turn.”

Hawken is a six-issue limited series and is written by Truman’s son, Ben Truman, who developed the story with his dad on an Arizona road trip.

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5 thoughts on “Western Wednesday: Hawken

  1. I missed those. I read a lot of Topps stuff, but missed the Lone Ranger series for some reason. Was that a later series? I remember kind of burning out on Topps at some point, so it would make sense if that happened before Truman's Lone Ranger came along.

  2. There were two…if I remember correctly. One series that established Truman as a force to be reckoned with on the title…then one where the two stalwart heroes have a falling out. Tonto belts Ranger and they are off on their own…only to be reunited by series end. Excellent work by Mr. T.T.

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