Mad Cave Studios – What’s In Store For 2021

Uncover what’s in store for 2021, take a peek at early inks, and enter to win the full collection & exclusive posters for two of our upcoming series! Whatever the genre or title you prefer, all you need is one peer in the Cave to become lost within the pages. This year readers can expect to dive into the continuation of Battlecats, Honor & Curse, Knights of the Golden Sun, and Wolvenheart by Mark London, as well as completely new releases: They Fell From the Sky – by 2019 talent search winner Liezl Buenaventura, Becstar – written by Joe Corallo with cover art from Sweeney Boo, a Horror Anthology – headlined by Cullen Bunn, Nottingham – a noir inspired from Robin Hood, Bountiful Garden – a scifi horror written by Ivy Noelle Weir, as well as a few other captivating surprises. Mad Cave is not just a publisher; it’s an experience.

Honor & Curse

Rated: Teen+
Writer: Mark London
Penciler and Inker: Nicolás Salamanca
Colorist: Tekino
Letterer: Miguel Angel Zapata

Left reeling after the murder of Lord Haruki, Genshi makes his way to the Jade Caverns per Nishiro’s instructions. Meanwhile, Akemi took control of the Iga and is training like never before to defend her clan from potential threats… like the rival Koga clan who are looking to seize the opportunity presented by Lord Haruki’s death

Knights of The Golden Sun

Rated: Teen+
Writer: Mark London
Artist / Colorist: Mauricio Villarreal
Letterer: Justin Birch

The Archangels are back! With Metatron on the run, and Lucifer nowhere to be found, the Archangels must scour the Earth for the pieces of God’s Armor in order to prevent the Fallen from bringing destruction upon the world the likes of which have only been hinted at through the annals of history!

They Fell From the Sky

Rated: Teen
Writer: Liezl Buenaventura
Artist: Xavier Tárrega
Colorist: DJ Chavis
Letterer: Joamette Gil

Tommy Murphy is just an ordinary kid– he goes to school, hangs out with his friends, and fanboys over his favorite TV show. But when a chance encounter in the woods thrusts him into an unlikely friendship with an otherworldly creature, he is forced to navigate bullies, family squabbles, and tween woes… all while trying to prevent an interplanetary war!

Nottingham

Rated: Teen+
Writer: David Hazan
Artist: Shane Connery Volk
Colorist: Luca Romano
Letterer: Joamette Gil

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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.”

Becstar

Rated: Teen
Writer: Joe Corallo
Artist: Lorenzo Colangeli
Cover Artist: Sweeney Boo
Letterer: Joamette Gil

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Becstar is a star hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light years away from earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical lucky dagger and friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate’s radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join… and regret it immediately.

BATTLECATS

Writer: Mark London
Penciller and Inker: Michael Camelo
Colorist: Tekino
Letterer: Miguel Angel Zapata

After the murder of King Eramad III, Kelthan has reached his lowest, the Battlecats are fractured, and Valderia is in complete disarray. With nothing preventing Valadar and Myrthalen from initiating a never ending war, everything our heroes and everything the felines of Valderia value is in question and it might be too late…

Bountiful Garden

Rated: Teen
Writer: Ivy Noelle Weir
Artist: Kelly Williams
Colorist: Giorgio Spalletta
Cover Artist: Kelly Williams
Letterer: Justin Birch

Crewed by teenage geniuses frozen in cryosleep, the JEMISON is on a mission to terraform other worlds and provide hope for the human race. But when the ship is mysteriously stopped over a planet that isn’t on any of their maps, the crew finds themselves suddenly awoken ten years early. One half remains behind to try and assess the damage and the other is dispatched to the planet below to figure out the answer to a perilous question: What stopped the ship, and is it friend or foe?

Wolvenheart

Writer: Mark London
Artist: Alejandro Giraldo
Cover Artist: Alejandro Giraldo
Letterer: Miguel Angel Zapata

After failing to correct his timeline, Sterling Cross finds himself trapped in an alternate reality where his worst nightmare has come true. With Elizabeth Bathory now the head of Wolvenheart and Van Helsing hellbent on destroying the organization, Sterling Cross will be forced to create unlikely alliances with some of history’s greatest characters. Will Sterling succeed in protecting Wolvenheart and returning the timeline back to normal, or will he be at the mercy of his mentor?

Horror Anthology

Full Creative Teams:
Writers:
Cullen Bunn, Mark London,  Stephanie Phillips, Che Grayson, Chris Sebela, Malissa White, Nadia Shammas, Dalton Deschain, Chuck Harp, Mario Candelaria, Anthony Cleveland

Artists:
 Andrea Mutti, Rio Burton, Ho Seng Hui, Nicolas Falutico, David Escobar, Shane Connery Volk

With an all-original 20-page story from writer Cullen Bunn & artist Andrea Mutti using the Grimm Fairy Tales as inspiration, Mad Cave’s first ever horror anthology, based on a variety of Grimms’ Fairy Tales, will feature over ten haunting stories from a range of creators. In addition to industry veterans like Mark London and Christopher Sebela, this anthology will feature work from all of Mad Cave’s 2020 talent search winners. Look out for this terrifying anthology this October.

The Last Session

Writer: Jasmine Walls
Artist: DOZERDRAWS

IT’S TIME TO ROLL FOR INITIATIVE!

For Lana, everything’s changing: college graduation looms, everyone might move away, and finals are over the horizon! Being with a group that’s had adventures together IRL since high school, Lana’s not sure she’s ready to say goodbye, at least not until they finally wrap up their very first campaign they’ve decided to finally finish. But when the DM’s partner joins the group, all rolls are at disadvantage. Can the party complete the quest in one piece?

Something else thrilling and exciting is coming… created for those who think differently, unafraid to be independent, who find freedom in the unexpected, and fight for who they truly are; Mad Cave Studios will be releasing our first young adult imprint, MAVERICK, this fall! Each original graphic novel will be 160 – 200 pages of a stand-alone story that gives the readers a view into situations and lives that mirror their own. Whether they’ve already lived through it, these stories shine a light on the moments that define the term: coming-of-age. We are so thankful for the opportunity to work on each of these projects with our incredible creators, as well as have your support on this MAD journey. Here’s to an amazing 2021, hope you’re ready!

Creative Team:
David Pinckney
Ennun Ana Iurov
Micah Myers

Azarie wants to be able to show her true self. Noah wants his dream to be accepted. They find out that their paths intersect when it comes to one thing: Cosplay.

Creative Team:
David Pinckney
Ennun Ana Iurov
Micah Myers

Azarie wants to be able to show her true self. Noah wants his dream to be accepted. They find out that their paths intersect when it comes to one thing: Cosplay.

Creative Team:
Lela Gwenn
Rowan MacColl
Micah Myers

Alexa moves to Savannah to get away from her past. Too bad her past is a Google search away and her parent’s criminal acts quickly make her an outcast. Good thing Fae, Chloe, & Skye aren’t high on the social ladder and give Alexa a group to feel comfortable in. But after a long night of debauchery they transform into the town’s worst nightmare.

Creative Team:
Rachael Smith
Katherine Lobo
Justin Birch

A group of misfit high-schoolers must save the failing video game shop they work at from being torn down by a greedy landlord.

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