Mad Cave Studios is Heading to New York Comic Con!

We’re packing our bags and headed to the Big Apple for New York Comic Con 2022! From October 6th through the 9th, we’ll be set up at Booth #3065 in Javits Center, with Maverick and Papercutz in tow! With big announcements, new exclusives, and our first-ever panel, we’ve got plans for an unforgettable weekend ahead. Be sure to drop by the booth and say hello to the crew!

This year, we’re bringing the heat to NYCC with six all-new con-exclusive variant covers by industry legends such as Alexandre Tefenkgi, Dave Johnson, and Joseph Schmalke! For a limited time, NYCC attendees can pre-order their very own copies of these limited-edition exclusives through the Mad Cave Studios website, to be picked up at the event itself. Pre-orders are limited, so make sure to get yours today*!

*Limited to 3 per customer

A LEGACY OF VIOLENCE #1
1/50 NYCC-EXCLUSIVE VARIANT BY ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI
Writer: Cullen Bunn – Artist: Andrea Mutti – Letterer: Rus Wooton

Synopsis: A Legacy of Violence, by masters of horror Cullen Bunn and Andrea Mutti, with letters by Rus Wooton, follows Dr. Nick Shaw; an honest doctor just trying to help people. But one day, when a patient gets out of control, Nick suddenly begins recalling past memories he had kept hidden away. That’s when he decides to join Doctors Without Borders and heads straight for Central America. But his past still comes calling. With a serial killer on the loose in the small town of Disante, Honduras, Nick’s flashbacks begin to intensify-and become clearer. Was Nick meant to go to Honduras? Is this all part of the killer’s plan? Find out what Nick has been repressing all these years and why.

MCS LEGACY: BATTLECATS #1
1/50 NYCC EXCLUSIVE VARIANT BY JOSEPH SCHMALKE
Writer: Mark London – Artist: Michael Camelo –Colorist: Tekino – Letterer: Miguel Angel Zapata

Synopsis: MCS LEGACY: Battlecats #1 goes back to beginning and reimagines the ENTIRE first volume of Battlecats Vol. 1. With a reimagined story, all-new art, and five beautiful character covers by Jesse Lonergan (Hedra and High Republic Adventures) this is Battlecats the way it was intended to be. Great for existing fans who want to see their favorite characters refreshed or new fans looking to get into the series for the first time. Follow Kelthan, Vaela, Zorien, Kaleera, and Mekkar as they undertake a perilous quest through different regions in pursuit of The Dire Beast while unearthing dark secrets, and even darker enemies. But first, Kelthan and the Battlecats must journey through the Dark Forest facing an unexpected enemy from their past.

DAHLIA IN THE DARK #1
1/50 NYCC-EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW BY ANDREA MILANA
Writer: Joe Corallo – Artist: Andrea Milana –  Letterer: Micah Myers

Synopsis: A washed up hitman, Donny Dahlia, takes one last job transporting a package cross country in the hopes of seeing his estranged daughter again. Little does he know this job is going to get him caught in the middle of a war between the fairy realms that could determine the fate of humankind. Dahlia in the Dark is a fast-paced, action, fantasy thriller about family and hidden truths. Ringo award winner and Eisner nominated author Joe Corallo (She Said Destroy, Becstar, The Never Ending Party) joins rising star artist Andrea Milana for an all-original mini-series that will take readers on one wild ride!

NATURE’S LABYRINTH #1
1/50 NYCC EXCLUSIVE VARIANT BY DAVE JOHNSON
Writer: Zac Thompson – Artist: Bayleigh Underwood – Colorist: Warnia K. Sahadewa –  Letterer: Rus Wooton

Synopsis: In the middle of the ocean lies a remote island complex lined with traps and an ever-changing landscape. Created by a mysterious man known only as “Ahab”, the island was designed to test the wills of the world’s most notorious criminals. In a battle royale style game, eight violent felons will fight for survival and to the death over the course of three days of relentless action. The winner receives a wealth or riches and complete anonymity, but at the cost of keeping their silence about the island’s existence. What Ahab doesn’t know is that someone is on to him. Someone has infiltrated his island with the intention of revealing the truth about this twisted game. Nature’s Labyrinth is an all-new six issue mini-series from writer Zac Thompson (Yondu, The Brother of All Men, Undone by Blood) and Bayleigh Underwood (It Took Luke, The Sixth Borough).

NOTTINGHAM #1
1/50 NYCC EXCLUSIVE VARIANT BY SHANE CONNERY VOLK (COVER A)
Writer: David Hazan – Artist: Shane Connery Volk – Colorist: Luca Romano –  Letterer: Joamette Gil

Synopsis: In this twisted medieval noir, the Sheriff of Nottingham hunts a serial killer with a penchant for tax collectors. The Sheriff’s investigation makes him the target of England’s most nefarious power-brokers. That’s to say nothing of the Merry Men, terrorists lurking amongst the trees of Sherwood, led by an enigma known only as “Hood.”

NOTTINGHAM #1
1/50 NYCC EXCLUSIVE VARIANT BY SHANE CONNERY VOLK (COVER B)
Writer: David Hazan – Artist: Shane Connery Volk – Colorist: Luca Romano –  Letterer: Joamette Gil

Synopsis: In this twisted medieval noir, the Sheriff of Nottingham hunts a serial killer with a penchant for tax collectors. The Sheriff’s investigation makes him the target of England’s most nefarious power-brokers. That’s to say nothing of the Merry Men, terrorists lurking amongst the trees of Sherwood, led by an enigma known only as “Hood.”

Spotlight on Lower Your Sights

This year at NYCC, we are honored to be hosting our first-ever panel, Art & Its Power to Heal; in which Senior Editor Chas! Pangburn and contributing ‘Lower Your Sights’ creators including Jim Zub, Liana Kangas, and Rich Douek sit down to discuss Mad Cave Studios’ benefit anthology in collaboration with the Voices of Children Foundation to provide psychological psychosocial and evacuation assistance to Ukrainian children. Comic creators and pin-up artists worldwide have come together to tell stories that focus on the consequences of war, the peace/relief effort and the resulting long-term ripple effect. These are tales about the human condition and how combat affects soldiers, family members, friends, students, doctors, politicians, and allies from afar.

  • Date: Thursday, 10/6 6:15 – 7:15 PM
  • Location: Room 406.3
  • Speakers: Jim Zub, Rich Douek, Liana Kangas, Chas! Pangburn
  • Moderator: Mark Irwin

Creator Signings

Upon acquisition in August, Papercutz including famed licensed properties The Smurfs, Loud House, Geronimo Stilton, Casagrandes, and more, Yahgz creator, Art Baltazar, will be signing alongside other great Mad Cave Studios creators!

To all those attending, stay safe and we’ll see you there! As a precaution, Mad Cave Studios and staff are taking the necessary steps to keep everyone safe. We can’t wait to see you all there!

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