Tales From Nottingham #1 receives 2nd Printing!

Tales From Nottingham #1 is now sold out at Diamond and Lunar, and is on its way to a special second printing! Explore Nottingham as never before with six untold stories from the twisted universe of Nottingham, kicking off with the legend of Aya’s first assignment–the day she truly became Hashashin.

Featuring a special black and white cover by the legendary Shane Connery Volk, this explosive issue is one you won’t want to miss!

Cover Artist: Shane Connery Volk – Writer: David Hazan – Artist: Shane Connery Volk
Colorist: Luca Romano – Letters: Justin Birch – Editor: Brian Hawkins

Synopsis: Tales from Nottingham explores untold stories from the twisted universe of Nottingham, including the secret origins of Robin Hood and the Merry Men, Marian’s violent past, Aya of the Hashashin’s first kill, and an ordeal that will shake Friar Tuck to his core. Never-before-seen mysteries confront Everard Blackthorne, the Sheriff of Nottingham, culminating in an investigation that will lead directly into the climactic events of Nottingham Vol. 3.

This anthology reunites Nottingham series creators David Hazan and Shane Connery Volk, while also bringing diverse new talent into the world of Nottingham, including Eisner and GLAAD nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Eternity Girl, Doctor Mirage).

Legend has it that in April 1192, Conrad of Montferrat, the King of Jerusalem was felled by two assassins. It was later learned that this was an attempt to sow discord amongst the crusading nations by blaming the killing on Richard the Lionheart. One assassin was captured and died in captivity…The other escaped the Crusaders’ grasp. This is the story of Aya’s first assignment. This is the story of the day she truly became… Hashashin (Chronology: Takes place in April 1192).

“It’s been an absolute thrill to get to see the continued appetite for stories in the world of Nottingham only grow. As always, I’m very thankful to my medieval partners in crime, and this time, I hope we can give even more exposure to the talent search winners we’re going to spotlight over the course of the next few issues!”
-David Hazan, Writer

“I’m so grateful to the fans who continue to show up in such a big way! I’ve got nothing but love for them and the team that I’ve been so fortunate to be on this ride with. It’s been a blast to play in this world, and I can’t wait to see what these amazing new creative teams will do to expand and enrich the world of Nottingham!”
-Shane Connery Volk, Illustrator

“I’m constantly humbled by the kindess of our readers. To people like me, that thrive telling stories and weaving tales, you support is quintessential. You, and my beloved comrades in arts embarked in this same journey, have all my gratitude!”
-Luca Romano, Colorist

“A BIG “thank you” to everyone who picked the issue up and made this possible. You make the late work nights worthwhile.”
– Justin Birch, Letterer

“It’s been an amazing journey and ride being the editor for what has turned into the Nottingham Universe. Honestly, it’s been real easy with the creative team on the main series as well as those amazingly talented teams for the Tales From Nottingham series. From outline, to script to art page to letters to the full blown production, the love for Nottingham and the building of the universe has been a pleasure to see and play a small role in… But man, the readers and fans, and the outpouring of love for Nottingham, that has been a treasure trove worthy of Hood’s pillaging! Thank you all!”
-Brian Hawkins, Editor

See what Critics are Saying!

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"A great prologue for A King’s Ransom. It’s not dependent on that story but it does make rereading it even better with tension." - Jake Palermo
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"Returning fans and new readers will enjoy the initial installment of this anthology series, which tells the backstory of several Nottingham characters. Written and drawn by the same creative team as the regular series, this limited series effectively fills in some of the story’s gaps." - Tom Smythyman
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“Amazing layouts and gruesome kills highlight the first issue of Hazan and Volk’s Tales From Nottingham at Mad Cave Studios. While the time period and language are our style of comic books, the series has wonderful visuals and storyline.” - Jared Thomas

Tales From Nottingham #1’s second printing will be available at your favorite local comic shop on June 28, and can be pre-ordered directly from the Mad Cave Studios website here.

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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