The Bold Tale of a Masked Activist Fighting for the Soul of Her City
By Co-writers Alex Segura and Monica Gallagher, With Art by George Kambadais
Continues from Comixology Originals on August 30, 2022
The Black Ghost Volume 2 Arrives in Paperback from Dark Horse Books January 2023
The Black Ghost—by co-writers Alex Segura and Monica Gallagher, artist George Kambadais, colorist Ellie Wright, letterer Taylor Esposito, and editor Greg Lockard—is back! The gritty crime comic book series about a masked activist fighting for the soul of her city continues monthly with Season Two issue #1, arriving on August 30, 2022 from Comixology Originals, the exclusive digital content line of Comixology, an Amazon company.
Lara Dominguez is a reporter who moves from her hometown of Miami to the city of Creighton. There, Lara will have to navigate the corruption of her adopted city, the uncertainties of virtue, and her own personal demons.
On the heels of his acclaimed novel Secret Identity, Alex Segura returns to The Black Ghost. “When Hard Revolution, the first arc in our series was received so warmly – and got the attention of places like The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and a print edition from Dark Horse Comics – we started to think of more,” says writer Alex Segura. “I could almost feel Monica and I looking at each other from across the country and thinking “Well, what do we do now?””
“At the end of Season One Lara proved to have the capacity to be courageous even in her darkest moments,” says co-writer Monica Gallagher. “But in Season Two, she can no longer outrun the years of issues that have been plaguing her. With this season we wanted to explore what Lara would be like when she accepted responsibility for her past mistakes and did perhaps the hardest thing of all — worked on herself. Along with Lara, the other characters likewise have a chance to grow and evolve.”
Segura continues, “Monica and I have always said that The Black Ghost isn’t just another masked crimefighter looking to do good. We play with the elements that make up characters like Batman, The Question, Daredevil, and so on, but run them through a filter of raw humanity, in a setting that feels more like a city we’ve all walked through than the gothic streets of some fictional ones we know. That’s the initial story we were all interested in telling – what would really happen if a flawed, messed-up person was given the chance to do good – and redeem themselves in the process?”
The Black Ghost Volume 2, collecting Season Two issues #1-5, will arrive in print from Dark Horse Books January 3, 2023. The Black Ghost Volume 1 is available everywhere books are sold.
About the Creators:
Alex Segura is the bestselling and award-winning author of Secret Identity, which The New York Times called “wittily original” and named an Editor’s Choice. NPR described the novel as “masterful,” and it received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist. Alex is also the author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery series, and a number of comic books – including The Mysterious Micro-Face (in partnership with NPR), The Black Ghost, The Archies, The Dusk, The Awakened, and more. His short story, “90 Miles” was included in The Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories for 2021 and won the Anthony Award for Best Short Story. By day he is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Oni Press, with previous stints at Archie Comics and DC Comics. A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and children.
Monica Gallagher is a writer and illustrator with over fifteen years of experience making comics with a positive, feminist spin. She has published work with Oni Press, Vertigo, Papercutz, and Valiant, self-published several of her own mini-comics and books, and Kickstarted the first collected volume of her webcomic Bonnie N. Collide, Nine to Five. Currently, Monica has two series comics on Webtoons — Assassin Roommate (which won a Ringo award in 2018 for Best Hero!), and BOO! It’s Sex with Danielle Corsetto. She also co-wrote the first season of Lethal Lit, (mentioned by the New York Times as “A Great Podcast of 2018”!) with Alex Segura for iHeart Radio. Monica resides in Austin with her husband and her enormous ginger cat.
George Kambadais is a comic book artist from Greece. He is the co-creator of The Double Life of Miranda Turner for Image Comics with Jamie S. Rich, Grave Lilies for Z2 Comics with Cullen Bunn and Short Order Crooks with Chris Sebela for 2 Headed Press. He did the art on Vampire Diaries #5 for DC Comics with Leah Moore and John Reppion, and on “Number 13,” a short story, part of the anthology Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Volume 2, written, again, by Leah Moore and John Reppion, for Selfmadehero. Also, this year will see the release of the limited series I Can Sell You a Body from IDW, written by Ryan Ferrier. You can find him at http://www.gkambadais.com/