Official Press Release
November 7 2005 – Gunpowder Press is proud to announce its new title The Black Coat, is being published by Speakeasy Comics. The Black Coat starts off with a 4 issue mini-series entitled “A Call to Arms,” that will be available in early 2006. The book will be written by Adam Cogan and Ben Lichius, with incredible artwork by Francesco Francavilla and letters by Chris Studabaker.
The Black Coat is an exciting tale of espionage and occult adventure set in New York City during the volatile days of the American Revolution. To crush the colonial rebellion and set an example for the rest of the world, the British have enlisted the aid of ‘The League’, a treacherous secret society whose members plan to use their occult powers to menace the colonies in their darkest hour. Assisted by his network of agents, the fledgling nation’s only hope is the mysterious masked spy known as ‘The Black Coat’…
Bursting at the seams with memorable characters, thrilling stories full of two-fisted, swashbuckling action, and gorgeous artwork, The Black Coat promises to be one of the stand-out books of 2006. The Black Coat: A Call to Arms will feature covers by Francesco Francavilla and Ben Lichius as well as the talents of Jeremy Colwell (inks), Euan Mactavish (cover colors), and Jim Charalampadis (cover colors).
The Black Coat was created by Ben Lichius and Francesco Francavilla. Look for more information – including pre-order info – in the weeks to come.
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