Splatto Comics announces Jawbreakers spin-off “Devil Dog” penned by Chuck Dixon
Tuesday, Splatto Comics founder Richard Meyer announced via social media that long-time comic industry veteran Chuck Dixon has agreed to write a spinoff title in Splatto’s Jawbreakers universe based on the armored hero, Devil Dog.
Splatto still has a couple of projects in the works, including Iron Sights and the record-breaking Jawbreakers: Lost Souls trade paperback, both directly financed via crowdfunding and fan support. If you’re curious how Splatto Comics, a very small and newly-created company, intends to keep up with yet another project, you’re probably not alone. Fortunately, this new Devil Dog book looks to be pretty far off, as Meyer still has not announced the artist attached to the project yet.
Chuck Dixon is a solid fit for a book in the Jawbreakers universe. His writing runs on The Punisher and Batman books are highly-regarded, and as the co-creator of the Batman villain Bane, Dixon is no stranger to stories infused with guns, grit, and action.
This new book is currently planned as an origin story, so here’s what we’ve been able to scrape together of Devil Dog’s origin as we know it so far:
When serving in Afghanistan, the Marine who would become Devil Dog was shot down along with his transport helicopter crew. Injured and outnumbered in enemy territory, Devil Dog crafted makeshift armor out of the wreckage and managed to hold off the Taliban who were surrounding the crash site. Devil Dog survived, but refused to rejoin his unit. Instead, he goes awol to wage a brutal, one-man battle against Taliban elements in his area, seeking vengeance for his fallen compatriots.
Devil Dog is eventually captured by his fellow Marines and tried for war crimes, but rather than keep him in prison, the U.S. government gives Devil Dog a new set of armor and equipment to serve as a secret operative. He insisted on working alone until he ultimately joined the Jawbreakers, with whom he found a common purpose.
It’s unclear when more information will be available, but like Splatto’s other comics, Devil Dog will almost certainly be financed via crowdfunding.
I can let you in on one final secret though: Devil Dog prefers a hot, girthy sausage over flapjacks. (psst… that’s euphemism for penis and vagina…)