“Butcher Queen” returns this fall

The Arts STL is proud to offer up this preview of Butcher Queen: Planet of the Dead, a new miniseries created by St. Louis’ own Jim Ousley and Ben Sawyer and published by indie comics powerhouse Red 5 Comics. In the interest of full disclosure, Butcher Queen writer Jim Ousley is a frequent contributor to this site, and the series is also edited by Jason Green, The Arts STL’s founder and editor-in-chief.

This hit series which sold out its debut issue in 2019 returns to comic stores for a second volume of action beginning September from Red 5 Comics

Houston – September 16, 2020 — After selling out its debut issue in 2019, hit series Butcher Queen returns to comic stores in September 2020. The original creative team of Jim Ousley and Ben Sawyer return to the adventures of anti-hero Syd Kiowa with another four issues of mind-bending science fiction and adventure. Butcher Queen: Planet of the Dead launches in stores in September in two covers by series artist Ben Sawyer and industry legend Tim Bradstreet.

Picking up two years after stopping the plans of the Overseers, Butcher Queen: Planet of the Dead finds Syd and her team of misfits coming into contact with a strange new alien life form, tasked with unravelling its connection to a series of global attacks from another dimension.

Red 5 will also be releasing a collection of the first Butcher Queen series in a 132 page trade paperback including not only all four issues of the initial series but the little seen first appearance of Syd Kiowa from The Dead Palace, as background sketches and designs from the creation of Red 5’s newest sci-fi heroine. Catch up with the adventures of Syd Kiowa in Butcher Queen Vol. 1 and then jump into Butcher Queen: Planet of the Dead.

This fall the Queen is back. Long live the Queen.

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About Red 5 Comics
Red 5 Comics was founded in 2007 to produce innovative and entertaining genre comics distinct from the rest of the comics industry. In its first year Red 5 was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Limited Series for Atomic Robo and received the Diamond Gem Award for Best New Publisher.

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