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Mystery and Mayhem Abound in the Original Graphic Novel “Lazarus Jack”

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Mystery and Mayhem Abound in the Original Graphic Novel “Lazarus Jack”

Official Press Release

Ultimate Spider-man writer Brian Michael Bendis called writer Mark Ricketts “one of the singularly most talented people in comics.” Now Ricketts presents a spellbinding new tale blending reality and imagination, comedy and terror.

Plagued by an incident that cost him his family, magician Jackson Pierce struggles to reclaim them by embarking on a terrifying, nonstop, dimension-hopping thrill ride. On this journey through fantastic worlds both seduced and devastated by black magic, Jackson undergoes disturbing transformations, falls prey to an insane sorcerer, defies zero gravity, and ultimately confronts the demons from his past.

Mark Ricketts is the acclaimed writer of the graphic novel Nowheresville and the winner of the 2000 Klasky Csupo screenwriting competition. He has been described as “a powerful storyteller” by Don McPherson of The Fourth Rail and praised for having “a keen eye for the dark places and a sharp ear for the beat of speech” by 100 Bullets author Brian Azzarello.

“I usually describe this book as an escape artist’s adventures in Hell, but it’s more than that. It’s a story filled with intrigue, romance, magic, corruption, and redemption,” commented writer Mark Ricketts. ” It features a very dysfunctional family, three inept demons, a stuffy butler, unpredictable architecture, a zero gravity environment, a lovable beast with the key to eternal youth, and a one-eyed practical joker. There’s a kitchen sink in there too, I think.”

Lazarus Jack is an original graphic novel written by Mark Ricketts with art by Horacio Domingues. It arrives in stores September 29, with a retail price of $14.95.

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