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!


Dahlia in the Dark

Here's What Critics Are Saying

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"Right now, Dahlia in the Dark tells a familiar story presented in pulse pounding sequences. A new artist has come out of the woodwork by making a grand impression on everyone. It remains to be seen what surprises are in store. But for keeping everyone in exciting suspense"
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"A modern story of gangsters and mythical creatures interacting with loads of danger. Plus a few surprises popping up. The art is done beautifully as it shows off each character. This issue makes for a good introduction to what is going on in this world."
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"While running a touch short, the first issue grabs your attention and invites to you to continue this journey into dark-hued modern fantasy. Readers will be able to discover this world for themselves when Mad Cave Studios releases this comic on December 7th."

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The Characters

Donny Dahlia

A hitman at the top of his game until age got the best of him. Once a powerful mobster, he’s since been reduced to a delivery boy and watched his wife run off with his only daughter, Amy. Now he battles his failing health and wishes he still had the success of his late 90’s heyday. All this suffering might be worth it after all if he could just be with his daughter again.

Amy Dandelion

Donny’s teenage daughter, who he hasn’t seen in ages. He calls her from time to time only to end the conversation with her hanging up. Amy hates Donny for what he did to her mother.

Big Molly Bloom

She used to be a prison security guard but got let go because she had a temper and was taking it out on the inmates. A bit rough around the edges, she’s younger than Donny and has replaced him as Ollie’s go-to muscle. She’ll be keeping an eye on Donny during this trip for Ollie.

Maya Luna

Princess of the Fairies, Maya is currently being held in stasis within a package that Donny is delivering. If she wasn’t restrained, she’d be a lot more formidable.

Ollie Oleander

Ollie gives Donny his targets, the info on said targets, his equipment, and takes care of his payment. Ollie is a member of an unspecified New York crime family and made Donny a Made Man. He takes care of Donny and serves as an older voice of guidance. Ollie’s patience for Donny has run thin over the years, and Ollie thinks it’s about time he cashes out.

Ryne Carnation

A changeling who will stop at nothing to recover the fairy princess, Maya Luna, and return her to the Fairy King. Ryne and the other changelings want Maya to become their Queen, hoping she will use her rule to further their own aims.

Dimitri Luna

The King of the Fairies and Maya’s father, Dimitri Luna is a controversial tyrant who rules with an iron fist. He will stop at nothing to ensure Maya Luna’s return to her rightful place in his kingdom.
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