There are already plenty of things to look forward to in 2021 (like, for example, 2020 being over), and AHOY Comics is adding another thing to the list. Today writer Eric Palicki tweeted a tease for a new project, Black’s Myth, which he is working on for AHOY with artist Wendell Cavalcanti. Artist/writer Liana Kangas will provide covers for the series.
Today seems like a good day to introduce you all to Strummer Mercado. You'll learn all about her in 2021. pic.twitter.com/90LNVIej8X
— Eric Palicki (@ericpalicki) December 22, 2020
At this point very little is known about Black’s Myth beyond the teaser tweet, which introduces Janie Jones “Strummer” Mercado, whom Palicki says we’ll “learn all about […] in 2021.” I’m going to guess that she plays a stringed instrument. Perhaps a nice banjo. Based solely on the title I’m also going to guess that there’s magic involved.
Black’s Myth is the latest collaboration between Palicki and Cavalcanti. Back in 2018 the duo teamed to Kickstart their graphic novel, Atlantis Wasn’t Built for Tourists, with colorist Mark Dale and cover artists Caspar Wijngaard and Natasha Alterici. The graphic novel was released earlier this year as a four-issue miniseries by Scout Comics.
Palicki’s tease for Black’s Myth is the first indication of what AHOY has planned beyond their current wave of titles. Current AHOY titles include the horror/humor anthology Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Blood, Peter Milligan & Moritat‘s Happy Hour, Tom Peyer & Alan Robinson‘s Penultiman, and the just-launched second volume of Mark Russell, Richard Pace, and Leonard Kirk‘s Second Coming. The fourth and final book in that wave, Peyer & Jamal Igle‘s The Wrong Earth: Night & Day, kicks off the first week of January.
So far AHOY has yet to put out a dud, with titles that have spanned and blended a wide variety of genres. Given their track record, Black’s Myth is sure to be a book to check out. Keep an eye out for more information on that series, as well as the rest of AHOY’s plans for 2021, in the coming months.