Colt City’s own obsidian scarab returns to take back the night!
iFanboy favorite Francesco Francavilla first chronicled the stalwart efforts of the masked vigilante in Black Beetle ashcans and pinups before delivering a three-part serial in the pages of Dark Horse Presents earlier this year. That breakout tale, “Night Shift” will be reissued in December as The Black Beetle #0. In it, the Beetle faces off against Hitler’s nefarious Werewolf Korps in their bid to capture an arcane relic from Colt City’s Natural History Museum. What is the Hollow Lizard, and why does the fuhrer so desperate to possess it? Black Beetle #0 includes all three chapters of the original tale plus exclusive sketches and a brand new cover.
Then in January, the character returns for his first mini-series, the four-part The Black Beetle: No Way Out. Here, the Beetle is stymied in his efforts to surveil Colt City’s two most notorious crime lords when both are murdered in a mysterious explosion. Who could have orchestrated such a devastating hit on such connected dons, and to what end? It’s a perilous conspiracy that promises to tow our hero deep into the city’s shadowy underworld.
We’ll take ours with extra pulp, please!