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I love comics. Where else are you going to hear a phrase like “werewolf private investigator”? That's the star of Black's Myth, a new series written by Eric Palicki and illustrated by Wendell Cavalcanti, the team behind Atlantis Wasn't Built For Tourists debuting in July from AHOY Comics. The punk rock horror series is presented in black-and-white and features covers by Liana Kangas. The first issue has a variant cover by Jamal Igle.

Meet Janie Jones “Strummer” Mercado—just an ordinary werewolf PI, trying to make it on the mean streets of Los Angeles. When the case of a lifetime falls into her lap, it’s up to her and her charming djinn assistant Ben Si’lat to figure out just how many silver bullets have been used, and just where do silver bullets come from anyway? Black's Myth mixes familiar noir detective tropes with urban fantasy world-building as it explores the “supernatural underground” thriving in Los Angeles.

“Like all the best punk rock narratives, Black's Myth is about outcasts finding each other and accepting their place in the world,” said writer Eric Palicki. “In its own subtle way, it’s about being part of the comics community.”

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“Working with the team has been great,” said artist Wendell Cavalcanti. “I’m given a lot of room to create the world of Black's Myth, and the input I receive from Eric and Sarah perfects it. We all work really well together to make a unique book.”

“Strummer is such a fantastic character, and the world that Eric and Wendell have built for her is teeming with fantastical characters and opportunities for mischief,” said editor Sarah Litt. “I can’t wait for readers to sink their teeth into this story. (Sorry, I had to!)”

Black's Myth is kicking off the stellar line-up of titles in AHOY’s Sixth Wave with a hefty dose of both bark and bite,” said AHOY Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer. “It’s perfect for readers of Edgar Alan Poe’s Snifter of Blood, despite the fact that Poe himself was never a werewolf. (At least as far as we know.) I’d also recommend Black's Myth for fans of Ash & Thorn’s particular brand of horror comedy, even though there’s technically nothing funny about the end of the world.”

Black's Myth #1 is set for release on July 7th, 2021. It will retail for $3.99 and will feature extra prose stories and illustrations.

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James Ferguson
Lord of the Funny Books
James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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