Capone. Siegel. Luciano. These are probably the names you think of when you think of the American mob. But it takes a lot of people to run a criminal empire, and while Meyer Lansky may not be a household name like some others, he’s no less an important figure in shaping crime in America—and beyond—during the 20th century. A Jewish immigrant from Russia, Lansky built an illegal gambling empire for himself for which he was never convicted, and which made him one of the richest criminals in the world. Writer Jonathan Lang, artists Andrea Mutti and Andre Szymanowicz, and cover artist Shawn Martinbrough have teamed for Meyer, a new, fictionalized biography of Lansky that follows him during his later years as he tries to pull one last job.
Check out a preview of the forthcoming graphic novel below. Published by Humanoids, Meyer is due in bookstores next Tuesday, September 24th, and in comic shops on Wednesday, September 25th.
Written by Jonathan Lang
Illustrated by Andrea Mutti
Colored by Andre Szymanowicz
Lettered by A Larger World Studio
Cover by Shawn Martinbrough
In this sun-soaked noir set in Miami Beach, Meyer Lansky is dead… or at least that’s what he wants his enemies to believe. But the old man has one last job to pull off, and he can’t do it alone. Once he recruits an innocent bystander, their journey propels them headlong into an adventure filled with murder and malice, towards an ending neither could possibly have foreseen.