The Black Monday Murders – A Dark Mix of The Occult and Intrigue. I first checked out the preview pages for this in last month’s Image+ Magazine. Even if I’d not seen a single page, Jonathan Hickman’s name is one I’d follow anywhere. His creator owned stuff always takes a dive into the strange and complex and I’m sure that this new book won’t be an exception.
You may recognize artist Tomm Coker from his work on Daredevil: Noir, a Marvel mini-series from 2009. Other than that his comics career has been brief. His work here looks like a perfect match for the True Detective style crime occult book the preview suggests.
Take a look at the Press Release below, and let me know what you think!
Image Comics is pleased to announce the 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), and will launch in 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.
“I’ve gotten to work on some pretty interesting books over the past few years,” said Hickman. “This is, by far, the most proud I’ve been. I can’t wait for people to read it.”
THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is a story about the power of dirty, filthy money… and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it.