God Save the King! Nottingham Vol. 2: A King’s Ransom is now available!

Everard Blackthorne’s quest for justice continues! Nottingham Vol. 2: A King’s Ransom is now available at your favorite local comic shop or bookstore in Trade Paperback format! Collecting issues #6-10 of our critically acclaimed medieval noir, follow Everard Blackthorn as he teams up with the unlikeliest of allies to save King Richard! With the fate of Nottingham hanging in the balance, who will take the throne?

Writer: David Hazan – Artist: Shane Connery Volk – Colors: Luca Romano – Letters: Justin Birch

Synopsis: When Richard the Lionheart is kidnapped and ransomed by Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI, Everard Blackthorne, the Sheriff of Nottingham, is strongarmed into delivering the ransom and bringing the King home, on penalty of death. The treacherous Prince John and his ally, King Phillip of France, will stop at nothing to ensure Richard remains in captivity, so the Sheriff finds the unlikeliest of allies in none other than Robin Hood and the Merry Men. With Robin and the Sheriff away, Marian hatches her own devious plan to take back Nottingham. Collects Nottingham #6 – 10.

Illustrator and designer Miguel Zapata created a series of covers paying tribute to some of the most iconic noirs!! Check out the full collection below!

Nottingham #6 Noir Tribute Variant – Thief of Thieves

Nottingham #7 Noir Tribute Variant – Sin City

Nottingham #8 Noir Tribute Variant – The Fade Out

Nottingham #9 Noir Tribute Variant – 100 Bullets

Nottingham #10 Noir Tribute Variant – From Hell

Meet the Creators!

David Hazan (He/They) – Writer
David Hazan is a writer and editor based in Melbourne Australia. He is a winner of the Mad Cave Studios 2019 Talent Search and the creator of Mad Cave’s smash hit comic series, Nottingham, which hit record sales and continues with a new volume and more in 2022.

Instagram: @davidthazan
Twitter: @DavidTHazan

Shane Connery Volk (He/Him) – Artist
Shane Connery Volk is the lead singer and songwriter for Canadian rock band, One Bad Son. Over the last 18 years, Volk’s commanding stage presence and soaring vocal range has captivated fans. OBS has toured with Def Leppard, Judas Priest, and Shinedown, among many others, and landed a coveted spot on the 2019 Rolling Stones tour. In embracing the full spectrum of his art, Volk has also embarked on his career as a professional comic book artist, winning Mad Cave Studios talent search in 2019. His first series is the medieval noir Nottingham with publisher Mad Cave Studios. This five-issue series has become a hit, with each issue receiving multiple printings. The success of Nottingham has brought Volk one step closer to a lifelong aspiration, to draw comics and make music his whole life – more art all the time!

Instagram: @shaneconneryvolk Twitter: @ShaneCvolK

Nottingham creators David Hazan and Shane Connery Volk were recently interviewed at New York Comic Con about Nottingham, their creative processes, and the upcoming anthology series, Tales From Nottingham! You can watch the interview below.

Praise for Nottingham Vol. 2: A King’s Ransom

The Convention Collective
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“Nottingham is a fresh (and violent) take on the Robin Hood legend that casts the Sheriff of Nottingham as the hero.” - Darren Shulman
Comical Opinions
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“Hazan is proving to be a master at dramatic tension… The cat & mouse attempts to uncover the traitor are clever, and Volk’s art compounds the tension to keep you on the edge of your seat.” - Gabriel Hernandez
Comic Watch
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“A triumphant return for this book that your parents wouldn't approve of! The whole creative team has really hit its stride here, and thankfully they don't show any signs of stopping to take a breath, and you'll have trouble catching yours.” - Jimmy Hayes

God Save the King. Take a look into the pages of Nottingham Vol. 2: A King’s Ransom below, in our official trailer below.

Nottingham Vol. 2: A King’s Ransom is now available on the Mad Cave Studios website, here, at your favorite local comic shop, or on your favorite digital comic reader!

Mad Cave Studios: is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded by Mark London in 2014 driven by madness and committed to quality. For additional information, visit madcavestudios.com.


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