Forging A New Mythology: Casey & MacEwan’s New York Set ‘MCMLXXV’ From Image

by Oliver MacNamee

Writer Joe Casey (Sex, New Lieutenants of Metal) and artist Ian MacEwan are teaming up to create a modern mythology for a new generation of readers in the forthcoming MCMLXXV (1975), launching this September from Image Comics.

“This series is all about creating brand new iconography,” said Casey. “It’s about creating a new kind of folk hero that speaks to where we all are right now. Oh yeah… it’s also about smashing monsters into the pavement with an enchanted tire iron.”

In MCMLXXV, readers meet Pamela Evans. Much more than a typical Manhattan cab driver, she also happens to be a badass monster-fighter. Welcome to the year of her greatest adventure.

Promising to be “a book about big action” and set in a haunted New York, “It’s about dim street lights that can’t fight off the shadows, and who has to step in its place to hold back the tide of chaos.”, according to MacEwan. What this specific year has to do with the creation of a new mythology is anyone’s guess, but it’s certainly intriguing.

MCMLXXV #1 hits stores on Wednesday, September 12th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, August 20th.