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Mike Richardson to create gritty crime miniseries 'The Icon'

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Mike Richardson to create gritty crime miniseries ‘The Icon’

The Dark Horse Comics founder teams up with Jordi Armengol to release the ‘gritty crime miniseries’ this December.

Press Release

Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson is teaming up with artist Jordi Armengol to create The Icon, a gritty crime miniseries that is scheduled to hit shelves this December. The book is described by Dark Horse Comics thusly:

Twenty-five years ago, a genuine masked hero came out of nowhere to declare war on crime. All of America celebrated the exploits of the black-clad vigilante as he took down one lawbreaker after another, until suddenly he vanished. But when down-on-his-luck investigator Jake Stevens is hired to find the long-missing dark avenger, his inquiries threaten to expose the myth behind the mask. In gritty realistic detail, THE ICON shines a bright light into the dark corners of truth, justice, and the American Way.

“Jordi and I have had some fun taking super-hero conventions and throwing a little noir into the mix,” says Richardson. “We think the readers will have fun too.”

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Check out the official cover and a variant, both by Armengol, as well as Dark Horse’s full press release, below:

Mike Richardson to create gritty crime miniseries 'The Icon'

Mike Richardson to create gritty crime miniseries 'The Icon'

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (September 16, 2021)—From renowned writer and Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson (The Mask, Star Wars: Crimson Empire, 47 Ronin), alongside artist Jordi Armengol (Offwolder, Rogues), comes the cataclysmic crime miniseries, THE ICON.

Twenty-five years ago, a genuine masked hero came out of nowhere to declare war on crime. All of America celebrated the exploits of the black-clad vigilante as he took down one lawbreaker after another, until suddenly he vanished. But when down-on-his-luck investigator Jake Stevens is hired to find the long-missing dark avenger, his inquiries threaten to expose the myth behind the mask. In gritty realistic detail, THE ICON shines a bright light into the dark corners of truth, justice, and the American Way.

“Jordi and I have had some fun taking super-hero conventions and throwing a little noir into the mix. We think the readers will have fun too.”- Mike Richardson

“Mike’s script is agile, unpredictable. His characters are hard-boiled, lurking in the dark. It’s been a while since I had enjoyed my work so much and I hope you’ll notice it. Enjoy!”- Jordi Armengol

“Mike Richardson’s The Icon is right up my alley, a dark tornado of treachery, betrayal, deceit, and murder. It’s as if Orson Welles had written a superhero story. And Jordi Armengol’s gritty, realistic visuals are breathtaking. Such a cool series!”- Chris Warner, Editor

THE ICON #1 (of four) arrives in comic shops December 15 and is available to pre-order now from your local comic shop.

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