Black Mask Studios Debuts This May

Black Mask Studios Debuts This May

Get ready for a creative revolution.

Black Mask Studios is making a huge debut this May with Occupy Comics, the successful Kickstarter project from 2011. Check out the official listing from their website below, and check out their website at

Black Mask Spring 2013 Slate:


cover by Mike Allred


Occupy Comics #1 (of 3)
Street Date: May 1, 2013
Cover price: $3.50
Creator: Matt Pizzolo, organizational spearhead.
40 pages

Synopsis: This star-studded political anthology is the first shared project between Alan Moore (Watchmen) and David Lloyd (Aces Weekly) since V For Vendetta, and features Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer-winning Maus), Molly Crabapple (Shell Game), Matt Bors (Pulitzer-nominated political cartoonist), Mike Allred (Madman), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League, Spider-Man), Tyler Crook (Petrograd), Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire), Joe Infurnari (Mush!), Ales Kot (Wild Children), Dean Haspiel (American Splendor), Douglas Rushkoff (media theorist), Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier, Swamp Thing), Matt Miner (Liberator), & the project’s organizational spearhead Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller).

*All revenue received by creators (past hard costs) will be donated to various Occupy-related initiatives.*

Think Occupy is dead? Matt Miner (Liberator) has contributed a riveting new piece about how Occupy Sandy rescued his Rockaway, NY community after Hurricane Sandy.



cover by Christopher Mitten


12 Reasons To Die #1 (of 6)
Street Date: May 29, 2013
Cover price: $3.50
Creator: Ghostface Killah, Adrian Younge
Producer: The RZA
32 pages

Synopsis: This horror-crime hybrid is the latest comic book from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Ghostface Killah.

A brutal tale of gangsters, betrayal, and one vengeful soul hunting the 12 most powerful crimelords in the world.

It is illustrated by a rotating team of artists starting with Riley Rossmo (Bedlam), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Joe Infurnari (Mush!), Kyle Strahm (Haunt), Gus Storms & Breno Tamura (Pigs), and more to be announced; written by Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon (MENU).

Covers by Paolo Rivera (Daredevil), Ramon Perez (Tale of Sand, Wolverine & The X-Men), Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats), Garry Brown (The Massive), and Christopher Mitten (30 Days of Night).

*12 Reasons To Die is a multi-platform, transmedia concept project with a storyline that spans from the comic book to the new Ghostface Killah album released simultaneously by RZA’s Soul Temple Records.*



cover by Darick Robertson


Ballistic #1 (of 5)
Street Date: June 26, 2013
Cover price: $3.50
Creator: Adam Egypt MortimerDarick Robertson
32 pages

Synopsis: Welcome to Repo City State, where everyone’s an asshole… even the air conditioners.

Darick Robertson (Happy, The Boys, Transmetropolitan) and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s (director of Grant Morrison’s upcoming Sinatoro) madcap, psychedelic, transreal, utterly-wacko buddy adventure about Butch and his best friend Gun, a drug-addicted, genetically-modified, foul-mouthed firearm, as they attempt to elevate Butch from air conditioner repairman to master criminal in the twisted, post-eco-apocalyptic Repo City State, a reclaimed trash island built entirely from DNA-based, living technology with bad attitudes.

Ballistic marks Darick Robertson’s return to the hard sci-fi worldbuilding of his classic Transmetropolitan but mixed with The Boys’ ultra-violence and the lunacy of Happy. Mortimer’s mix of speculative science, pulpy noire, and drug-addled adventure cooks up a strange brew of Lethal Weapon by way of Cronenberg meets Dr. Who if written by Odd Future.



cover by Tim Seeley


Liberator #1 (of 4)
Street Date: June 19, 2013
Cover price: $3.50
Creator: Matt MinerJoel Gomez
32 pages

Synopsis:A hard-edged vigilante series about two young heroes who avenge the torture of animals, created by writer and real-life dog rescuer Matt Miner (Occupy Comics) and artist Joel Gomez (Detective Comics).

Covers by Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Yildiray Cinar (Earth 2), and Joe Prado (Aquaman, Justice League).

“Unlike any comic book project to date, Miner delivers a message about the world of animal abuse from the point-of-view of someone with expert knowledge on the matter, while blending it with a gritty protagonist in the vein of Batman or The Punisher.” – ComicBooked

“A really cool, progressive story about young outcast crusaders.”
-Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, Superman: Man of Steel)

*30% of Liberator profits will go to animal rescue initiatives.*

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