Quote1 I'm not the guy you're looking for. Quote2
-- Tom Ketchum

Appearing in the 1st Story

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Other Characters:

  • Powerful Three (First Appearance)
    • Banker
    • Rail Baron
    • Rancher
  • A sheriff (Only appearance; dies)
  • 3 New Hunters (First Appearance)



  • Jack's gun (First Appearance)


Plot Synopsis for the 1st Story

Tom Ketchum flees through the wild west with his talking gun. He's pursued closely by Dusters, bounty hunters. He dips into a saloon and teleports to another place upon passing through. The Dusters arrive and don't pass through as they cannot teleport the way Tom can.

Elsewhere, the Judge has a man bound and tied. He asks him if he knows his intent. The man tells him he knows he's violated the oath of becoming a sheriff. The Judge kills the man.

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Teleporting is a fast way to get around for Tom Ketchum.

Elsewhere, Tom plays cards at a saloon. Two bounty hunters attempt to take him in but his Mute friend takes them both down. He decides to teleport as if two small time bounty hunters can find him, the Dusters won't be far behind.

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The Rail Baron retrieves Tom.

Later, Tom talks with his gun about being pursued by the Judge. They are suddenly attacked by Dusters. Mute covers him as he makes a break for his horse. One his journey he's suddenly chased by a train. It consumes him and he finds himself confronted with the Banker, Rancher, and the Rail Baron. They tell him it's time and they kill themselves. Tom is now in charge and he doesn't know what this means. He tells his gun he's going to head out and find the real Black Jack Ketchum to sort things out.

Elsewhere, three people track down Tom.

Solicit Synopsis

In a dreamlike version of the Old West, Tom Ketchum struggles to clear his name”and stay alive”when he's mistaken for wanton outlaw "Black Jack" Ketchum. With the aid of his talking sidearm, a secretive gambler, and a mute girl with a Winchester, Tom evades the mysterious Union and its supernatural enforcers, the faceless Dusters, as he's forced to question his identity, his sanity, and his very existence.[1]


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  1. IMAGE COMICS December 2015 Solicitations - Newsarama
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