Hickman and Coker launch new crypto-noir.
THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS – A Dark Mix of the occult and intrigue.
Image Comics has announced an all-new, ongoing crypto-noir series THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS by New York Times and Eisner Award winning writer Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST) and Tomm Coker (Undying Love) will launch in August.
THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is classic occultism where the various schools of magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control all of society: a secret world where vampire Russian oligarchs, Black popes, enchanted American aristocrats, and hitmen from the International Monetary Fund work together to keep ALL OF US in our proper place. It is a story about the power of dirty, filthy money… and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it.
Having read a lot of Hickman’s work and been a fan for some time (Hello? HUGE Marvel fan here), I’m personally very excited about this one. But then you know me: a great writer plus a generous helping of the dark and the macabre and I’m anybody’s! In fact, when I read the synopsis of this comic, I may have actually started dribbling a little bit it sounds so good. I mean, what’s not to love? Mafioso wizards, blood sucking Russians and lots of dodgy money to spend. This one is right up my street and I shall devour it with all the enthusiasm of a vampire that’s been staved for weeks and finally managed to break into a blood bank. Top that with Tomm Coker’s amazing artwork (just check out Daredevil Noir) and I’m sure that The Black Monday Murders is going to do pretty gosh darn well. August cannot come soon enough!
Let’s be honest, they had me at ‘crypto-noir’.
THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #1 will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, August 10th.
Title: The Black Monday Murders
Publisher: Image Comics
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