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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Typewriter for the Legion

1920s Chicago, where the criminal underworld is more than just vice, racketeering, and bootlegging.

Emilio Enzo and his associates have just emerged victorious out of a brutal territory dispute with The Skarface and his gang, the Chicago Outfit. Amidst the conflict, Emilio and his group have discovered just how entrenched the criminal underworld is in the occult and supernatural. Using hidden pathways to our world, forces of pure evil have worked in secret to maintain their stronghold on Chicago. Now they are back to take revenge on the one man willing to challenge their reign by stealing the soul of his girlfriend, Katherine “Kat” Allen.

While visiting an old shop full of oddities, Emilio comes across a centuries old ribbon for a typewriter with a strange backstory. After bringing the ribbon home and spooling it into his machine, it begins to communicate with Emilio at night.

What link does the original owner of this ribbon have to the disappearance of Kat? Who is Remì Geroux? Emilio Enzo will see just how far he will have to go into the unknown to get back the soul of his lost love. 1920s Prohibition era Chicago collides with the bizarre in this debut graphic novel from Brandon Fiadino.

We're very pleased to announce that Dark Legion Comics has signed Brandon Fiardino's Chicago Typewriter: The Red Ribbon. A digital release is anticipated in March, followed by a print release in April. It was the basis for the 2017 Korean movie of the same name.

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35 Comments:

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 14, 2018 2:28 PM  

Wow that looks awesome.

Blogger James Dixon February 14, 2018 2:28 PM  

Now this sounds like something I'll like.

Blogger Blume February 14, 2018 2:31 PM  

It looks and sounds great.

Blogger James Dixon February 14, 2018 2:34 PM  

I should add that this is what I expect to see a lot more of from Castalia House's comic imprint division as time passes. There's a lot of great talent out there that can't get published by the current converged companies.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 14, 2018 2:42 PM  

With the large comic houses trying to crucify themselves on the cross of St. Gay just telling an interesting story is revolutionary.

Blogger El Rojo February 14, 2018 2:46 PM  

Umm... centuries old typewriter ribbon???

Wasn't the typewriter a late 19th century invention?




OpenID hornofthemark February 14, 2018 2:55 PM  

James Dixon wrote:I should add that this is what I expect to see a lot more of from Castalia House's comic imprint division as time passes. There's a lot of great talent out there that can't get published by the current converged companies.

Very true. For those who don't follow D&C, he's brought up the issue that SJW dominance in the comics industry comes largely from the complete convergence of the smaller, indy publishers. These houses are used as a proving ground from which Marvel and DC source most of their new talent. So, anyone who doesn't trumpet the dogma at the top of their longs gets strangled out of the business.

Blogger LP9 February 14, 2018 2:56 PM  

Wow! Congrats, stunning!

Blogger Man of The West February 14, 2018 2:56 PM  

How can a typewriter ribbon be centuries old in the 1920s? According to infogalactic, the commercial typewriter wasn’t around until the 1860s, and uncommon until the 1880s. Just change that single plot point and wording and this premise sounds fantastic.

Blogger Killua February 14, 2018 2:57 PM  

Wow. This is going to be such an amazing year for comics. Congratulations!!!

Blogger Resident Moron™ February 14, 2018 3:03 PM  

You guys are really on a roll. Great work.

Blogger Bobiojimbo February 14, 2018 3:06 PM  

Reminds me of Road to Perdition, but with a splash of supernatural. Color me interested.

Blogger jimmy_the_freak February 14, 2018 3:19 PM  

OT: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/breaking-reports-active-shooter-high-school-broward-county/XId6iybntZy7WFBfjPYJTK/

My cynical side wondered immediately who needed a distraction.

Blogger Dave February 14, 2018 3:20 PM  

The Legion, it grows.

Is this to be a theme of DLC = occult and graphic novels or a coincidence of the first two signings?

Blogger Gordon Scott February 14, 2018 3:20 PM  

MOTW, you need to wake up! Don't you know the Illuminati kept the typewriter under wraps for centuries because typewriters couldn't handle Fraktur?

Blogger Gordon Scott February 14, 2018 3:22 PM  

The cover is really interesting.

OpenID dreadilkzee February 14, 2018 3:25 PM  

It just me or is this ripe for an Anime crossover?

Blogger James Dixon February 14, 2018 3:29 PM  

> How can a typewriter ribbon be centuries old in the 1920s?

The fabric itself can be that old.

Blogger horsewithnonick February 14, 2018 3:49 PM  

I suppose it could be a long, centuries-old strip of *something* pressed into service as an unholy typewriter ribbon - but by whom, and why?

Blogger Dave February 14, 2018 3:59 PM  

How can a typewriter ribbon be centuries old in the 1920s?

Well, see, this is the bee's knees. If you're gonna be a wet blanket, you need to scram, see. And don't come back unless you're lookin for a punch in the kisser, see, so beat it.

Blogger Ingot9455 February 14, 2018 4:37 PM  

In the recent Jumanji movie (simple and wonderfully done) the Jumanji boardgame morphs into a videogame when it realizes it can't lure kids with oldschool boardgames.

Blogger James Dixon February 14, 2018 4:44 PM  

> I suppose it could be a long, centuries-old strip of *something* pressed into service as an unholy typewriter ribbon - but by whom, and why?

I guess you'll just have to read the series to find out. :)

Blogger James Dixon February 14, 2018 4:59 PM  

As to it's origin, there are lots of possibilities. But here's one (which probably bears no relationship to the actual plot):

Perhaps it was a ribbon used with a scytale (https://infogalactic.com/info/Scytale), and the people conspiring to have Christ executed communicated using it?

Blogger David The Good February 14, 2018 5:08 PM  

Typewriters were initially Nephilim tech, though they had bigger keys and a broader keyboard due to finger size/extra digits. Quite reasonable to think there would be a few classic Anakim models getting kicked around dusty antique shops.

Blogger Aeoli February 14, 2018 5:11 PM  

Dude, your cover designer is reading my mind.

Blogger SirHamster February 14, 2018 5:12 PM  

Another occult-related story, you weren't kidding about it being Dark Legion Comics.

Look forward to reading it.

Blogger Aeoli February 14, 2018 5:12 PM  

The only improvement I could suggest is to make the skycrapers winding upward a la Babel, but that might be too busy. Really excellent concept here.

Blogger Scotty Richard Studio February 14, 2018 5:15 PM  

I've seen some of the page art and everything on this book looks top notch. Well done!!

Blogger peppermint88 February 14, 2018 6:03 PM  

I have family who would love this, whenever the hard copy comes out.

Blogger Danby February 14, 2018 7:33 PM  

Man of The West wrote:How can a typewriter ribbon be centuries old in the 1920s?
A supernatural noir story and you're worried about this? i see two possiblities;
1) it's not the 1920s or
2) it's not our planet/universe.

I will be buying at least 3 in hardcopy.

Blogger Were-Puppy February 14, 2018 8:31 PM  

@17 horsewithnonick
I suppose it could be a long, centuries-old strip of *something* pressed into service as an unholy typewriter ribbon - but by whom, and why?
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This comics hook has already got you! Buy it to find out.

Blogger Unknown February 14, 2018 10:07 PM  

I own this book. Great story and art. I can't wait for more in the future

Blogger John Sixth February 14, 2018 11:51 PM  

The Train.

Fine it be.

Blogger Brad Matthews February 15, 2018 9:16 AM  

Going to wait and buy all your comics in print.

Blogger Andy in San Diego and Elsewhere February 15, 2018 10:46 AM  

Looks like the "Korean Movie" is actually a Korean TV series, not sure if it's related or what.

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