Fame Comes At The Ultimate Cost. Mad Cave Announces New OGN, A Phone Call Away!

A Golden Age style noir, a reality show, and worldwide recognition… How far will it go?

This Summer, Bram Stoker Award finalist Rich Douek (Drive Like Hell, Sea of Sorrows) and Euro-flair artist Russell Mark Olson (Gateway City) have teamed up to bring a mysterious new graphic novel, A PHONE CALL AWAY, to Mad Cave Studios! Step into a Golden Age era comic, where a family’s tragic loss leads to financial gain through a reality show and worldwide recognition.

Writer: Rich Douek – Artist: Russell Mark Olson – Letterer: Lucas Gattoni
ISBN: 9781952303753
Release Date: August 13th, 2024

Synopsis: A family’s tragic loss leads to financial gain through a reality show and worldwide recognition. However, the reality of life sets in as their second child goes missing–can they find her in time?

Fourteen years ago, Emma and Andrew Walker suffered a devastating loss when Mandy, their 6-year-old daughter, was kidnapped. Her unrecognizable body was found one week later. The case and resulting media coverage moved an entire nation to the point that everyone knew who the Walkers were. Everyone felt sympathetic…which indirectly propelled the Walker’s businesses and careers.

Years pass and the Walkers have both rebuilt their lives and prospered. As founders of The Mandy Walker Foundation, they’ve helped thousands of children around the world and have raised their new daughter, Meghan, in front of the world on a show called Second Chances. America is riveted by scenes of them coping with the loss of Mandy, but also finding new hope as Meghan grows.

Everything comes crashing down when Meghan disappears soon after her 6th birthday–on the very day Mandy disappeared 14 years ago. Emma and Andrew now have just one week to save their little girl from the tragedy that befell her sister.

Meet the Creators!

Writer, Rich Douek (He/Him)
Rich Douek is a Bram Stoker Award finalist, and the writer of original series like Drive Like Hell, Breath of Shadows, Sea of Sorrows and Road of Bones. He has contributed to Marvel’s Wastelanders, Superman: Red and Blue and DC’s Strange Love Adventures, among many others. Born in Queens, NY, he is a lifelong resident of the NYC metro area, and works as a creative director in advertising when he’s not busy writing comics.

Artist, Russell Mark Olson (He/Him)
Russell Mark Olson was born and raised in eastern Missouri but has lived in the United Kingdom for the past 15 years. He has worked for 2000AD, Accent UK, Mad Robot and various UK and US small presses. He is the editor of SKRAWL, the Comix Magazine and the creator of the award-winning, pulp-sci fi series, Gateway City. He lives on the Hampshire-Sussex border with his wife, daughter, and their collection of mostly-harmless, feral spiders.


A Phone Call Away is now available for pre-order on the official website, and will be available at your favorite bookstore, local comic shop, and digital comic reader on August 13th, 2024!


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