AHOY Comics’s Acclaimed Punk Rock Horror Series by Eric Palicki and Wendell Cavalcanti Returns with BLACK’S MYTH: THE KEY TO HIS HEART

Featuring Covers by Superstar Artist Liana Kangas

(W) Eric Palicki

(A) Wendell Cavalcanti

COVER A: Liana Kangas

COVER B: Tim Seeley

cover A Black's Myth volume 2 issue 1

(April 20, 2023) The acclaimed punk rock horror series BLACK’S MYTH by writer Eric Palicki (Atlantis Wasn’t Built For Tourists), artist Wendell Cavalcanti (BlackAcre), and superstar cover artist Liana Kangas (Trve Kvlt, She Said Destroy) is returning this summer with an all-new mini-series from AHOY Comics. The critically acclaimed comic features werewolf PI Janie Jones “Strummer” Mercado and her charming djinn assistant Ben Si’lat solving crimes in the “supernatural underground” thriving in Los Angeles. BLACK’S MYTH: THE KEY TO HIS HEART debuts in June, with an incentive cover by Tim Seeley.

“I’ve made a terrible mistake, and I don’t just mean pursuing a career in comics!” said writer Eric Palicki. “How can we continue calling our book Black’s Myth unless Strummer once again finds herself in the orbit of her enigmatic client-turned-nemesis Rainsford Black? Hopefully, Volume Two reveals Mister Black to be a little less mysterious and perhaps a tad more sympathetic, as Wendell and I build on the unanswered questions of the first volume while also delivering a new mystery for Strums and Ben to unravel.”

Black's Myth volume 2 issue 1 cover B by Tim Seeley

In her latest case, werewolf private eye Janie Jones “Strummer” Mercado tries to prevent a young girl from becoming a monster with the aid of her suave djinn assistant, Ben Si’lat. But will Strummer gain an intern instead? And why is an old enemy sending mysterious packages to her house?

“I’ve always loved werewolves, but I never thought I’d be working on a werewolf comic series,” said artist Wendell Cavalcanti. “And here I am for the second time (wow!), in a supernatural Los Angeles where I can draw werewolves, vampires, djinns, witches, and The Minotaur (there is only one). It’s exciting to show a little more of these characters. I can only say thank you very much to all of you.”

BLACK’S MYTH: THE KEY TO HIS HEART will be published monthly by AHOY Comics, with the first issue hitting stores on June 21, 2023, for $3.99. Like all AHOY titles, it will feature extra prose stories and illustrations.

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About AHOY Comics

AHOY Comics debuted in the fall of 2018 with the bold promise for readers to expect more from its line of comic book magazines featuring comic book stories, poetry, prose fiction, and cartoons. The independent, Syracuse-based company is the brainchild of publisher Hart Seely, an award-winning reporter whose humor and satire have appeared in The New York Times and on National Public Radio. AHOY’s editor-in-chief Tom Peyer is committed to publishing comics with a (dark) sense of humor with titles like the religious satires SECOND COMING and HIGH HEAVEN, the superhero parodies THE WRONG EARTH and HASHTAG: DANGER, the sci-fi spoof CAPTAIN GINGER, the time travel tales PLANET OF THE NERDS and BRONZE AGE BOOGIE, and the humor/horror anthology series EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR.

Erick Palicki lives and writes in Seattle, Washington. His previous work includes the graphic novels Fake Empire and No Angel and contributions to the story collections Everything is Going Wrong, Mine!, and Marvel’s Guardians of Infinity. Eric’s work as an editor includes the award-nominated anthologies All We Ever Wanted and Dead Beats.

Wendell Cavalcanti lives and works in his native Brazil and has previously illustrated BlackAcre for Image Comics and The Phantom for Frew Publications. Wendell previously collaborated with Eric on Atlantis Wasn’t Built for Tourists, published by Scout Comics.

Liana Kangas is a freelance comic artist, illustrator, and writer, with a professional history in graphic design and outreach. Current works include drawing and co-creating the comic miniseries TRVE KVLT, written by Scott Bryan Wilson and published by IDW, drawing a short written by James Tynion IV for Razorblades, published by Image Comics, and contributing to a short with David Booher on CANTO, Tales of the Unnamed World. Liana has also worked on the IDW/LucasFilm title Star Wars Adventures written by Sam Maggs; co-writing the short one-shot Seeds of Eden, co-written by Joe Corallo, drawn by Paul Azaceta, and published by TKO Studios; co-created and drew a mini-series titled She Said Destroy, written by Corallo and published by Vault Comics; and drew the BlackAF series title Devil’s Dye written by Vita Ayala, published by Black Mask Studios. Liana’s work has been featured in anthologies including 2000AD, Z2’s The Final Symphony, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Comic Mix’s Mine!, Image Comics’ Where We Live, and A Wave Blue World’s All We Ever Wanted, Dead Beats, Embodied and Dead Beats: London Calling. Liana has drawn covers for series published with Image Comics, IDW, Comixology, Oni Press, Ahoy, Vault, Mad Cave, and Scout and for licenses such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Dark Spaces: Wildfire, and more. You can find fun features of Liana’s work on Nerdist, SYFY Artists Alley, and Panel x Panel, as well as featured articles on Deadline Hollywood, Newsarama, Paste Magazine, AIPT, Doom Rocket, Multiversity, Comics Beat, Vice, and Comics Alliance.

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