Published on September 17th, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning

Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson Creates Gritty Crime Mini-Series – THE ICON –

From renowned writer and Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson (The Mask, Star Wars: Crimson Empire, 47 Ronin), alongside artist Jordi Armengol (Offwolder, Rogues), comes the cataclysmic crime miniseries, THE ICON. 

Twenty-five years ago, a genuine masked hero came out of nowhere to declare war on crime. All of America celebrated the exploits of the black-clad vigilante as he took down one lawbreaker after another, until suddenly he vanished. But when down-on-his-luck investigator Jake Stevens is hired to find the long-missing dark avenger, his inquiries threaten to expose the myth behind the mask. In gritty realistic detail, THE ICON shines a bright light into the dark corners of truth, justice, and the American Way.

“Jordi and I have had some fun taking super-hero conventions and throwing a little noir into the mix. We think the readers will have fun too.”- Mike Richardson

“Mike’s script is agile, unpredictable. His characters are hard-boiled, lurking in the dark. It’s been a while since I had enjoyed my work so much and I hope you’ll notice it. Enjoy!”- Jordi Armengol

“Mike Richardson’s The Icon is right up my alley, a dark tornado of treachery, betrayal, deceit, and murder. It’s as if Orson Welles had written a superhero story. And Jordi Armengol’s gritty, realistic visuals are breathtaking. Such a cool series!”- Chris Warner, Editor

THE ICON #1 (of four) arrives in comic shops December 15 and is available to pre-order now from your local comic shop.

Praise for 47 Ronin 

“47 Ronin is a book to watch, without a doubt” – IGN 

“…readers can easily tell Richardson is up for the task in providing his characterizations with real emotion.”- Bloody Disgusting

“This is a fascinating retelling of a legend which has become an important reference point in Japanese culture. And in its vitality, its subtlety, and its sense of integrity, “47 Ronin” is a fitting tribute to a group of warriors who were never ronin.”- Multiversity

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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