Mad Cave Studios Reveals 4 New Titles + Details for 2020 Talent Search

#ICYMI: A Showcase Gone Mad with Announcements!

That’s a wrap for The Mad Cave Showcase! The Mad Cave Studios virtual event, hosted live from Miami, FL by Jazz Stone, brought forth an amazing lineup of creators like Chris Sebela (Crowded) to industry insiders Chris Arrant, with a stellar live draw and giveaway with Liana Kangas (She Said Destroy), and meet and greets with the Mad Cave team!

The Showcase also included giveaways of Mad Cave Trade Paperback bundles and CGC copies of Knights of the Golden Sun, most exciting of all, all-new comic titles were announced as well as details on the Mad Cave 2020 Talent Search!

Mad Cave Announces 4 New Titles Coming Fall 2020!

Hollywood Trash (Oct. 7)

Writer: Stephen Sonneveld, Artist: Pablo Verdugo (Mr. Beaver), Colors: Jose Expósito (Mr. Beaver), Letters: Justin Birch (Knights of the Golden Sun, RV9)

Ah, Hollywood! Famous for celebs, sun– and murder cults! The Privy Council is the most exclusive club in town, headed by the entertainment industry’s top mogul, a ruthless exec who enlists his famous underlings to kill the people who stole from him, two local garbage men. James and Billy must survive one epic day of sword fights, forest fires, and giant mechs! At least there’s hazard pay. Hollywood Trash is five-issues of all-out action and wacky satire!

Villainous (Oct. 14)

Writer: Stonie Williams, Artist: Jef Sadzinski (Show’s End), Colors: Joana Lafuente, Letters: Justin Birch (Knights of the Golden Sun, RV9) Villainous follows Tilly, one of the newest super-powered beings to join the Coalition of Heroes through their sidekick program, as she navigates the dizzying world of Super-Heroes. Working with her idols should be a dream come true, but when she learns too much too soon, Tilly’s dream quickly turns into a nightmare. As she learns more about the sordid history of the CoH, Tilly has to make a choice – Get in line and stand with her heroes or take a stand and risk becoming something more… Villainous.

Pantomime (Nov. 4)

Writer: Christopher Sebela (Crowded, Shanghai Red), Artist: David Stoll
(Metaphorical HER), Colors: Dearbhla Kelly (Red Sonja, Queen of Bad Dreams)

Haley and her brother Max are all alone after their mother’s death and a fresh start at Wayfair Academy, a special needs boarding school, isn’t what she expected. Normally, Haley would withdraw back into herself, but when she finds a family with other deaf kids, she embraces her new life and begins to come out of her shell. Until one night where the group dips their toes into crime, and the thrill is too much to leave behind. Though they soon find out by stealing from the wrong person, that this world isn’t for kids. With no one to turn to but each other, they will have to make a choice, one where no one will come out the same on the other side.

Terminal Punks (Nov. 11)

Writer: Matthew Erman (Long Lost, Power Rangers, Dark Crystal), Artist: Shelby Criswell (The Nib), Letters: Micah Myers (Dead Beats)

Four lousy, grimy and greasy gutter punk teens are en route to their big show in the big apple but when things go monstrously wrong and mutant animals are unleashed in the airport, our four punk heroes must put on their combat boots, fly their Black Flag and try to survive a viral genetic mutant nightmare.

A hilarious, wild, and fun thrill-ride! Terminal Punks is a blaring colorful love letter to the music and attitude of rebellion. It is also a tongue-in-cheek takedown of rich idiots doing stupid things for bad reasons.

Print copies of Villainous, Terminal Punks, Hollywood Trash, and Pantomime will be available at your local comic book shop, or on the Mad Cave Studios website. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including ComiXology.

The Third Annual Mad Cave Talent Search is Here!

The moment you all have been waiting for. For the third year in a row, Mad Cave Studios is looking to discover and publish new talent in the comics industry. This year is a little different, as three artists and three writers will be chosen to take part in Mad Cave’s first-ever anthology!

Since the first talent search in 2018, Mad Cave Studios has continued the trend of bringing fresh voices to comics with exciting titles like Show’s End, Savage Bastards, Over the Ropes, and many more…

How Do Creators Sign Up?

The Mad Cave Studios talent search has some guidelines you need to follow in order for their editorial team to review your submission. Below is a brief overview of the contest details:

● Contest runs from June 1, 2020, through September 1, 2020.
● Each submission entered must be set in the universe of a Mad Cave IP (Battlecats, Honor and Curse, Knights of the Golden Sun, Show’s End, etc.)
● Six Winners (Three writers and three artists) will be announced on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2020, on PREVIEWSworld and PREVIEWSworld Weekly.
● Visit the Mad Cave Talent Search Page for complete submission guidelines.

For press queries regarding Mad Cave Studios or its titles, please contact Don’t Hide PR’s Publicity Director, Melissa Meszaros, at


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