Earlier this year at San Diego Comic-Con Vertigo announced that they would be publishing a five-issue comic series of Quentin Tarantino's new film Django Unchained based on the original script he wrote for it, not the script used to shoot the movie, so there will be a few differences between this comic series and the movie.
Today, thanks to /Film, we can show you some awesome cover art for the first issue. The main art inside the comic was created by R.M. Guéra, and comic artist Jim Lee created the variant cover you see above. Below you'll find the cover art for the third issue created by Massimo Carnavale.
The movie is set to be released this Christmas and the first issue of the comic book hits stores on December 5th.
Here's the Synopsis for the film:
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...