Sparta: USA - written by David Lapham (Young Liars, Stray Bullets) - is a six-issue miniseries that delves into the darker side of the all-American pastime.
"There's never been a more American town than Sparta," writes WildStorm in its solicitations. "In Sparta they believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness through treachery, blackmail and murder.
"Sparta is such a great place that no-one ever thinks of leaving. It's been three years since anyone's tried, and he was never heard from again… until today.
"Today, Godfrey McLaine, the greatest quarterback in Sparta's history, has returned bigger, taller and redder than when he left. He's also armed with a secret that will expose the rotten core of the American Dream."
Sparta: USA - with art by Johnny Timmons - debuts on March 3.