I first heard about Auntie Agatha’s Home For Wayward Rabbits on the Legion of Substitute Podcasters’ podcast. It was met with a little skepticism, probably because Giffen is not known for this type of work. The last time he did a comic for Image was with Trencher, and most of his recent work was firmly in the super-hero genre. However, his last collaboration with Benjamin Roman was for TokyoPop’s 2007 series I Luv Halloween, another comic with a tendency towards dark comedy. From looking at the preview pages, it’s looking like something that might be worth picking up.
Here’s the full press release from Image Comics.
KEITH GIFFEN RETEAMS WITH BENJAMIN ROMAN FOR THE SNARKY AUNTIE AGATHA’S HOME FOR WAYWARD RABBITS
In his return to creator-owned comics, Keith Giffen (Legion of Superheroes, Justice League, Scooby Apocalypse, and co-creator of Lobo, Rocket Raccoon) teams up again with artist Benjamin Roman (I Luv Halloween, The Cryptics) for an all-new, dark humor miniseries—AUNTIE AGATHA’S HOME FOR WAYWARD RABBITS—this November.
“I’m incredibly proud to work with Keith Giffen again,” said Roman. “It’s awesome to be a part of his return to Image Comics after more than 20 years. This has been a rewarding project to work on. The series has a fun dynamic group of characters we feel the audience will enjoy.”
Giffen added only: “Together again despite popular demand.”
Auntie Agatha’s Home for Wayward Rabbits is a most peculiar shelter. Within its walls, Agatha and her niece, Julie, care for damaged and dysfunctional rabbits. But now it’s in danger—from a wealthy businessman who will stop at nothing to tear it down.
AUNTIE AGATHA’S HOME FOR WAYWARD RABBITS #1 (Diamond Code SEP180039) will hit comics shops on Wednesday, November 7th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, October 15th.