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Grit

GRIT is a Southern-fried sword and sorcery comic book series following the misadventures of a working-class monster hunter and a hot-tempered witch, written by Brian Wickman and illustrated by Kevin Castaniero, published by Scout Comics.

When a routine troll hunting gig takes a gruesome turn, the curmudgeonly Old Man Barrow finds himself in the company of a wannabe backwoods doomsday cult. Faced with a problem that can’t be solved with the swing of his axe, he’s forced to deal with the unintentional consequences of his brutal style of problem solving with the help of Ari, a wandering witch with a short fuse and a firm stance against ultra-violence. Things are bound to get strange for these begrudging traveling companions!

Both a love letter to pulp fantasy and a critical look at the heroes they feature, GRIT is a breakneck adventure story with an abundance of action and a big goofy heart. With everything from goblin gangs to botched necromantic rituals and trash-talking song birds to dream-eating nightmare witches, GRIT juggles grim and urgent action with the inherent silliness of high-fantasy derring-do.

Collects GRIT #1-3 and two all-new short comics.

Brian Wickman is a comic writer and public librarian living in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the co-creator of the comics GRIT and BIG WHITE.