The black ghost — by co-writers Alex Segura and Monica Gallagher, artist George Kambadais, colorist Ellie Wright, letterer Taylor Esposito, and editor Greg Lockard — returns this summer, ComicBook exclusively has learned. The Gritty Crime comic book series about a masked activist fighting for the soul of her town continues monthly with Season 2 issue 1, arriving August 30, 2022 from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line. It will be in print in January with a Collected Edition picking up the five-issue miniseries via Dark Horse Comics.
Lara Dominguez is a journalist moving from her hometown of Miami to the town of Creighton. There, Lara will have to navigate the corruption of her adopted hometown, the uncertainties of virtue, and her own personal demons.
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On the heels of her acclaimed novel Secret identityAlex Segura looks back on The Black Ghost. “When Hard Revolution, the first arc of our series was received so warmly – and caught the attention of places like The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Publishers Weeklyand a print edition of Dark Horse Comics – we started thinking about more,” says writer Alex Segura. “I could almost feel Monica and I looking at each other from across the country and thinking, ‘Well, what do we do now? “”
“At the end of Season 1, Lara has proven she has the ability to be brave even in her darkest times,” co-writer Monica Gallagher told ComicBook in a statement. “But in Season 2, she can no longer overcome the years of problems that torment her. With this season, we wanted to explore what Lara would be like when she accepted responsibility for her past mistakes and did perhaps the hardest thing of all: working on herself. With Lara, the other characters also have a chance to grow and evolve.”
Segura added, “Monica and I have always said that The Black Ghost isn’t just another masked crime fighter looking to do good. We play with the elements that make up characters like Batman, The Question, Daredevil, etc., but direct them through a filter of raw humanity, in a setting that looks more like a town we’ve all walked through than the gothic streets of some fictional towns we know. that we all wanted to tell – what would really happen if a flawed, deranged person had the chance to do good – and redeem themselves in the process?”
The Black Ghost: Shame on the Devilcollection Season 2 issues 1-5 will arrive in print from Dark Horse Books on January 3, 2023. The black ghost volume 1 is available wherever books are sold.