Dog The Bounty Hunter meets The Mandalorian meets John Wick in You’ve Been Cancelled #1 from Mad Cave Studios.
In the near future, cancel culture means more than just losing your job…it could mean your life. The world’s premier entertainment event is cancelled – a live-streamed program where elite bounty hunters called cancellers kill individuals who society has voted to “cancel” following heinous actions or offenses. Our story follows Roland Endo, the world’s #1 ranked Canceller. Because of this status, Roland lives in a constant state of paranoia with a target on his back…
Written by best-selling writer and producer, Curt Pires (Youth, Wyrd) with art by Kevin Castaniero (Grit) and colors by Jason Wordie (First Knife, Rogues); letters by Micah Myers (Dahlia in the Dark).
Instead of being just shunned from social media and the internet when you have done something others don’t agree with, you get physically cancelled (killed) in this series from Pires, Castaniero, Wordie and Myers.
The gritty and gruesome debut issue of You’ve Been Cancelled is definitely for mature readers. Blood is spilled, heads explode, and even an orgy or two take place in what is only the first issue of this new Mad Cave Studios series. With so much packed into the first issue, one would think it’s too much but somehow the creative team makes it work. The tv-style telling of the story makes perfect sense with Pires at the helm and we are here for it all.
If you are looking for something a little different in the world comics, check out You’ve Been Cancelled when it hits comic book shelves on June 7, 2023 with the first issue of the four-issue miniseries. In addition to the main cover by Kevin Castaniero there will be a variant cover by The Department of Truth‘s Martin Simmonds.