Exclusive Preview | ‘The Black Monday Murders’ # 1

Later this year, superstar comic writer Jonathan Hickman and the ridiculously talented, artist Tomm Coker are teaming up for a new ongoing creator owned comic book series at Image Comics: The Black Monday Murders. And this is definitely not a typical comic!

Hickman and Coker have envisioned a world in which the banking cartels who control the world are also powerful magic users who unleash their might to control the financial markets and to crush anyone who might get in their way. Ever wonder what it would be like if Harry Potter was real and everyone behaved like Voldemort? That seems to sum it up pretty well.

“I’ve gotten to work on some pretty interesting books over the past few years,” said Hickman in a statement. “This is, by far, the most proud I’ve been. I can’t wait for people to read it.”

This project was announced earlier this year at Image Expo, and CraveOnline is proud to present an exclusive look at some new pages of Coker’s art from the first issue of The Black Monday Murders!

Of course, the finished pages will be colored and lettered. Image Comics also passed along the solicitation copy for The Black Monday Murders # 1:

“MAMMON” ALL HAIL GOD MONEY! From Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST, Secret Wars, Avengers) and Tomm Coker (UNDYING LOVE) comes a new crypto-noir series about the power of dirty, filthy money… and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it. THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is classic occultism where the various schools of magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control all of society: a secret world where vampire Russian oligarchs, Black popes, enchanted American aristocrats, and hitmen from the International Monetary Fund work together to keep ALL OF US in our proper place.”

The Black Monday Murders # 1 will be released on August 10

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Photo Credits: All images provided by Image Comics

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