Last month Mad Cave Studios announced a partnership with writer/director Amit Tishler to produce multiple new series and graphic novels. Now the first of those projects has been revealed, as Mad Cave will publish Edenfrost from writer Tishler, artist Bruno Frenda, and letterer Taylor Esposito later this year. The four-issue historical fiction series tells the tale of a pair of Jewish children during the Russian Civil War.

Here’s how Mad Cave describes Edenfrost:

After losing their parents in a pogrom, teenage siblings Alex and Yuli use the mystical power of a Golem to survive the chaos of the Russian Civil War. In a harrowing journey through war-torn Ukraine, the duo will face the harsh reality of warfare, ethnic bias, and national pride as they fight for their own place in the world.

Edenfrost is the first work from Tishler for Mad Cave Studios. The writer’s website lists a pair of other graphic novels, Post-Mortal and Stomping Grounds, as being due out from Humanoids in 2024, though neither book has been formally announced by the publisher yet. Another Mad Cave title, The Last Wardens, is listed on Tishler’s resume as coming from the publisher in October of 2024.

Edenfrost is a deeply personal and pertinent story, born from an amalgamation of my own philosophies, interests, family history, and artistic passions,” writer Tishler said in a statement announcing the series. “I wanted to create an epic journey that’s exciting and entertaining but also delivers a nuanced and insightful message about the concept of identity. Utilizing my lifelong interest in history, I infused fantastical elements into a historically authentic setting, throwing my young, wide-eyed protagonists straight into its deep, dark waters. I want readers to experience this chaotic chapter of human history through Alex and Yuli’s eyes and understand their story’s relevance to our world today. But more than anything, I want everyone to enjoy the mystery, tension, and thrilling action that this emotional rollercoaster has to offer, and I can’t wait for you to read it.”

Edenfrost is a project to which I am particularly committed,” added artist Bruno Frenda, “As it is the first time as an artist that I have been entrusted with a complete miniseries, and in this particular case I also had the opportunity to challenge myself as a complete artist, processing the pages from the layouts down to the colors.  Amit won me over immediately when he showed me the prologue, and I can say that Edenfrost is a captivating and action-packed work, I hope it can impress you as much as it did with me!”

Edenfrost #1 (of 4) is due out in November 2023.