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Comixology announces 5-issue horror comedy ‘Census’

‘Census’ is by Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, Sebastián Piriz and Bernardo Brice.

Press Release

Comixology has announced a new five-issue horror comedy called Census which launches tomorrow, September 13th. It’s a series that takes “working for the man” to a new level.

Co-written by Eisner award-nominated writer, TV producer and podcaster Marc Bernardin (Star Trek: PicardBatman: Caped CrusaderCarnival RowCastle RockMasters of the Universe: RevelationsAlphasFatman BeyondAdora and the DistanceGeniusThe Highwaymen) and writer, TV producer and director Adam Freeman (Gene Simmons Family JewelsThe Chelsea Handler Show, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority,  Genius, The Highwaymen) with art and colors by Sebastián Piriz, lettering by Bernardo Brice and edits by Sarah Litt.

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“I was born in New York City, and it always feels like a place that has more doors than people. And behind each of those doors is someone’s story,” says Bernardin. “Many of those stories are mundane and average, I’m sure, but others might be wild and magical and dangerous. As New Yorkers, Adam and I figured this was the perfect canvas to place a coming-of-age tale about a pathetically apathetic slacker who learns a bit about the real world and his place in it.”

So what’s Census about?

In Census, Liam embarks on a terrifying yet humorous adventure as he goes door to door and learns that to get the job of a lifetime, sometimes you have to sell your soul. This job might just cost him his life.

“I had a great time bringing Marc and Adam’s super detailed New York to life and populating it with monsters and creatures from all around the world,” says artist Piriz. “Lots of the pages were like a gift from the writers encouraging me to have fun. I can’t wait for readers to see it.”

Check out a preview below.

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For more on this news, read the official press release below.

September 12, 2022—New York, NY—Comixology Originals announces Census, a new 5-issue horror comedy comic book series about accounting for all the supernatural beings living in New York City co-written by Eisner award-nominated writer, TV producer and podcaster Marc Bernardin (Star Trek: PicardBatman: Caped CrusaderCarnival RowCastle RockMasters of the Universe: RevelationsAlphasFatman BeyondAdora and the DistanceGeniusThe Highwaymen) and writer, TV producer and director Adam Freeman (Gene Simmons Family JewelsThe Chelsea Handler Show, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority,  Genius, The Highwaymen) with art and colors by Sebastián Piriz, lettering by Bernardo Brice and edits by Sarah Litt. Census #1 arrives September 13, 2022 from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.

In his followup to the Eisner award-nominated fantasy original graphic novel Adora and The Distance, Bernardin reunites with frequent collaborator Freeman for a horror comedy series that takes “working for the man” to a new level.

“I was born in New York City, and it always feels like a place that has more doors than people. And behind each of those doors is someone’s story,” says Bernardin. “Many of those stories are mundane and average, I’m sure, but others might be wild and magical and dangerous. As New Yorkers, Adam and I figured this was the perfect canvas to place a coming-of-age tale about a pathetically apathetic slacker who learns a bit about the real world and his place in it.”

Freeman added, “We love turning genres on their heads, so it was a blast to bring our sense of humor to the supernatural and mythological sandbox – all set within the diverse cultures and boroughs of our native New York City.”

Liam Malone is a poly-sci major with a minor in communications who’s searching for his first real job. While riding the bus in NYC he sees a sign that says “Good pay, flexible hours, no experience necessary” so he heads on over for an interview and gets a job working for the Census Bureau. But he quickly learns this is no ordinary Census Bureau, it’s the Otherworld Census Bureau and he’s got to count and register all of the demons, djinn, changelings, and other supernatural beings living in New York.

In Census, Liam embarks on a terrifying yet humorous adventure as he goes door to door and learns that to get the job of a lifetime, sometimes you have to sell your soul. This job might just cost him his life.

“I had a great time bringing Marc and Adam’s super detailed New York to life and populating it with monsters and creatures from all around the world,” says artist Piriz. “Lots of the pages were like a gift from the writers encouraging me to have fun. I can’t wait for readers to see it.”

Census brings a hilarious new spin to the monsters, mayhem, and mundanity of office life in New York City,” says Bryce Gold, Comixology Originals Lead. “It’s such a pleasure to continue to work with Marc and Bernardo on their new series with Comixology Originals, and a pleasure welcoming amazing fresh faces to the creative crew with Adam, Sebastián, and Sarah.”

Comixology Originals titles are available at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and Comixology Unlimited, and for purchase at amazon.com/comixology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost. Kindle Unlimited gives customers access to more than 1 million titles, including thousands of audio books, and current magazines for just $9.99 a month with a free trial period at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. Comixology Unlimited offers over 40,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/comixologyunlimited.

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