Monday, March 26, 2018

DARK LEGION: Chicago Typewriter

Dark Legion Comics is very pleased to announce the release of a new graphic novel, a stand-alone story entitled CHICAGO TYPEWRITER: The Red Ribbon by Brandon Fiadino.

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

During a brutal territory dispute with the Chicago Outfit, Emilio Enzo and his associates discovered just how deeply involved 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 dark stronghold on Chicago. Now those forces are back to take their revenge on the one man willing to challenge their reign by stealing the soul of his girlfriend Kat.

While visiting an old shop full of oddities, Emilio comes across an antique ribbon for a typewriter with an unusual history. And after bringing the strange red ribbon home and spooling it into his machine, he is startled when it begins to communicate with him at night....

1920s Prohibition-era Chicago collides with the hidden world in this debut graphic novel from Brandon Fiadino.

The graphic novel has an interesting history behind it. It is not based on the Korean television series of the same name, to the contrary, the name and core concept of the television series is believed to have been taken without permission from the author's site when it was a work in progress. I also understand that the illustrator has since gone on to work on the new Wolverine for Marvel, so you'll definitely want to check out the artwork you can see if you Look Inside.

CHICAGO TYPEWRITER is available for Kindle and KU. A print edition in 10x7 format will be published by Dark Legion Comics in April.

An early review from the forums:

  • Well worth it: Fiadino's story is exotic and imaginative; Djibril Morissette-Phan's line work is mature, assured and very attractive; the colors are lovely and very effective. There's a wonderful two-page splash that evokes Prohibition era Chicago from a unique angle. The storytelling is way above the standard current Marvel or DC offering ... and just very, very odd. I won't spoil the plot here, but it's as clever and quirky as you'll find. Glad they have found a home for it with Dark Legion, and I'm very much looking forward to the print edition.

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Blogger Clint March 26, 2018 12:30 PM  

Will definitely get when it comes out in print later this month.

Blogger GAHCindy March 26, 2018 12:41 PM  

Suitable for a 13yo boy? I've got one who loves graphic novels. He also wishes for a graphic Pilgrim's Progress. Could be great if the people doing it loved the material enough. Or maybe not. I know diddly about these things.

Blogger Brick Hardslab March 26, 2018 12:56 PM  

Depends on the boy. No real nudity but it does depict the vice and corruption of old Chicago. If you added magic. The arts good and might have given me nightmares when I was a kid. Take a look yourself and decide first for your own kid. Some of mine I would let read it others no.

Blogger GAHCindy March 26, 2018 1:10 PM  

Thanks. :-)

Blogger Robert Pinkerton March 26, 2018 1:27 PM  

I lived in Chicago in 1977, during which time both observation and anecdotes from other observers told me that the 43rd Ward was the "... ward of the wierd," a locus of occult activity.

Blogger Dave March 26, 2018 1:27 PM  

That's​ gotta be April. Better crank up those printing presses, April's gonna be yuuge

Blogger VD March 26, 2018 1:30 PM  

Suitable for a 13yo boy?

Probably a bit dark, in my opinion. I'd say 15+.

Blogger Brick Hardslab March 26, 2018 2:49 PM  

I reviewed this an hour or so ago and no reviews are showing up on Amazon.

Blogger Meng Greenleaf March 26, 2018 7:58 PM  

I wanted to order two hardcopies of the graphic novels from Arkhaven, however, I reside outside of the select countries with shipping options. I tried Amazon and Amazon International and the shipping fees were (for two books) in a range of ~$80 to over $100. I'm not sure why as I often order from Amazon and have not had these rates. I thought about checking on the price of a bundler in the USA to forward the order, but I thought I'd first ask if there were other options available?
Kind regards

Blogger VD March 26, 2018 8:56 PM  

Just be patient. Amazon is having stocking issues.

Blogger tuberman March 26, 2018 10:01 PM  

This one really appeals to me, will get it this week.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 27, 2018 1:07 PM  

Waiting for the paperback.

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