Gritty Crime Comic ‘The Black Ghost’ Returns To ComiXology This Summer

by Olly MacNamee

As you’ve read in the headline, co-writers Alex Segura and Monica Gallagher, artist George Kambadais, colourist Ellie Wright, letterer Taylor Esposito, and editor Greg Lockard’s gritty crime comic The Black Ghost is getting a sequel this summer.

“Lara Dominguez is a reporter who moves from her hometown of Miami to the city of Creighton. There, Lara will have to navigate the corruption of her adopted city, the uncertainties of virtue, and her own personal demons.”

Segura spoke of the original series’ success which led to this sequel:

“When Hard Revolution, the first arc in our series was received so warmly – and got the attention of places like The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and a print edition from Dark Horse Comics – we started to think of more. I could almost feel Monica and I looking at each other from across the country and thinking “Well, what do we do now?”

Monica and I have always said that The Black Ghost isn’t just another masked crimefighter looking to do good. We play with the elements that make up characters like Batman, The Question, Daredevil, and so on, but run them through a filter of raw humanity, in a setting that feels more like a city we’ve all walked through than the gothic streets of some fictional ones we know. That’s the initial story we were all interested in telling – what would really happen if a flawed, messed-up person was given the chance to do good – and redeem themselves in the process?”

Gallagher added:

“At the end of Season One Lara proved to have the capacity to be courageous even in her darkest moments. But in Season Two, she can no longer outrun the years of issues that have been plaguing 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 — worked on herself. Along with Lara, the other characters likewise have a chance to grow and evolve.”

The Black Ghost: Shame the Devil, collecting Season Two issues #1-5, will arrive in print from Dark Horse Books January 3, 2023. The Black Ghost Volume 1 is available everywhere books are sold and The Black Ghost Season Two #1, will be available on Tuesday 30th August.

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