Marvel Entertainment having hit after hit in cinema is well known in the wider pop-culture but in the narrower comics world Marvel is also on fire. Their writers are firing on all cylinders and Marvel also seems to grab the best artistic talent too. Through their Icon imprint, Marvel Comics has published some amazing creator-owned stories but lately that imprint has been dwarfed by the regular Marvel line. That might change when Jason Aaron (“Southern Bastards”, “Punisher Max”) and Ron Garney (“Thor: God of Thunder”, “Wolverine”) team up on the five issue mini-series “Men of Wrath”.

The series is about a hitman and his own family history that created him. The story’s family dynamic should be a key feature for most but from what has been released about the story, it should be disturbing, dark and action packed. The book is due on shelves this October, for more information check out the official press release under the solicitation below.

Men of Wrath #1 (of 5)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Ron Garney
Cover Artist: Ron Garney
Variant Cover Artist: Steve Dillon
Price/Pages $3.50…32 pgs.

Aaron & Garney Launch MEN OF WRATH for Marvel’s ICON Imprint in October!

This October, New York Times bestselling writer Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Scalped) and fan-favorite artist Ron Garney (Thor: God of ThunderWeapon X) team up once again for a gritty new limited series kicking off in MEN OF WRATH #1

Ever since Great Grandfather Isom killed a man over some sheep, a black cloud has hung over the Rath family. Now, over a century later, Ira Rath is the coldest hitman ever to walk on Alabama soil. And he’s just taken a job that will decide the fate of his cursed family once and for all. As the blood-soaked history of the Rath family unfolds, witness the cycle of violence that shaped Ira into the ruthless killer he is today.

Men of Wrath is about family history,” said Jason Aaron in an interview with CBR. “Each issue opens with flashbacks to different generations of the Rath family. We kind of start to see how the cycle of violence begins and gets perpetuated and passed down from generation to generation of this family and kind of culminates in Ira as the worst of the bunch.”

“Everybody has their history. Some history is more colorful than others,” says Ron Garney. “Some are more dysfunctional than others. I can’t speak for everyone else, but I can guarantee this story is bound to hit on many different cylinders for many people because of the family dynamic.”

Launched in 2004, Marvel’s ICON imprint is designed specifically for top-tier creators to tell their bold, creator-owned stories featuring their own characters and creations. Producing such critically acclaimed titles likeKick-Ass, Powers and The United States of Murder Inc., Marvel’s ICON imprint has solidified itself as the place to be for exciting stories from A-List creators.

What actions and events led Ira Rath down his murderous path? Dive into the story of a Southern family and their violent history as Aaron & Garney explore the dark past of the Rath family this October in MEN OF WRATH #1!


Men of Wrath #1 Cover

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