The Boys' writer/co-creator Garth Ennis is bringing his ultra-violent, sinisterly satirical sensibilities to DC's own gun-toting vigilante Peacemaker in a January one-shot alongside artist Garry Brown, titled Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace.
Meant to bridge the gap for fans of John Cena's performance as Peacemaker in the recent The Suicide Squad film ahead of his HBO Max spin-off show Peacemaker, Disturbing the Peace digs into Peacemaker's comic book origins through the lens of an appointment between the brutal vigilante and the team psychiatrist for Task Force X.
Though, as DC's announcement points out, the encounter may be just as much about Peacemaker sizing up his handlers as it is the leaders of the so-called Suicide Squad trying to get a handle on the psyche of their latest enforcer.
For those unfamiliar with thelong, strange comic book history of Peacemaker (which dates back to the '60s), the character actually started out at Charlton Comics before the publisher went extinct and their heroes were bought by DC. Since coming to the DC Universe in the '80s, Peacemaker's twisted view of a violent path toward peace and his accompanying psychosis have increasingly formed the basis of his character - and even inspired Watchmen's Comedian.
Here's a gallery of covers and interior pages from Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace #1:
As for Garth Ennis, his creative resume almost speaks for itself as the basis of why he makes a perfect fit for a writer to bring Peacemaker's origins into the modern DC Universe. Aside from his aforementioned fan-favorite, critically-acclaimed Punisher run, Ennis is also known for creating DC's Preacher, as well as his run on Hellblazer - and of course as the co-creator the comic that forms the basis of the current Amazon Prime streaming show The Boys.
Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace #1 is due out January 25, 2022, with covers from Garry Brown, Amanda Conner, Juan Ferreyra, and Ryan Brown. Stay tuned to Newsarama for DC's full January 2022 solicitations, coming later this month.
Peacemaker came to DC following Crisis on Infinite Earths, one of the best DC comics stories of all time.