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Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper is back with a new story arc, bringing together fan-favorite writer Jeff Parker (X-Men: First Class, Walk-In) and artists Ron Randall (Star Wars, Star Trek) and Ron Chan (Flytrap, A Dummy’s Guide to Danger). Issue #1 goes on sale tomorrow (3/12) but you can head over to Comixology now to check out a 6-page preview and hear the podcast with Jeff, Ron R. and Ron C.
Jeff Parker, writer of Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper Series 2 (Issue #1 on stands 03/12/08), previews the new arc on Newsarama:
Newsarama: Jeff, for those unfamiliar with Gamekeeper, tell us a little about the concept and characters.
Jeff Parker: For real consistency, let me introduce assistant editor Charlie Beckerman, who has been with this book longer than me. Charlie?
Charlie Beckerman: What Guy wanted from the start was a kind of anti-hero. Picture James Bond in all his slickness and suaveness and then think about the exact opposite… a rough-around-the-edges guy who personifies the phrase “still waters run deep.” That’s our Brock.
Originally from Chechnya, Brock works as gamekeeper on the estate of Jonah Morgan, who he met ten years earlier during a skirmish in the Chechen mountains the Russian FSB (more or less, the post-Soviet KGB). Brock’s a dark, quiet man, owing largely to the loss of his young son during that same encounter, but there’s an animalistic quality inside of him that comes out when it is needed most.
Jonah Morgan, Brock’s friend and employer, was a scientific publisher before he was killed by mercenaries during a raid on his estate. He took Brock in after the loss of his son, but had also been harboring the secret of the Draganov equation, a secret Jonah died protecting.
Amanda Morgan is Jonah’s widow, a tough old bird who values her family above all else. It was Amanda that implored Brock to find Jonah’s killer.
Krista Morgan is Jonah and Amanda’s only daughter. After Brock tracked Jonah’s killer to a carbon broker in Amsterdam by the name of Van Allan, he discovered Krista dating him. It was Krista who unwittingly spilled the secret of the Draganov equation to Van Allan, who had commissioned the mercenaries to extract it.
In the fight during which Brock lost his son those many years ago in Chechnya, we met Sadic, who led the operation to capture and extract the Draganov equation from the scientist. In the battle that followed, Sadic surrendered an eye to Brock’s rage, and that’s a hard thing to forgive.
And then, lastly, new in this arc, you’re going to see the Soccer Club, a team of mercenaries led by a man named Volkes. They’re a rough-and-tumble crew, but they’re efficient. Their star player: a young sharpshooter named the Raven.
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