Black Mask Studios Graphic Novels – Publishing Jan-Jun 15!

CPP - Black Mask Studios logo Here’s a look at the fantastic graphic novels independent Black Mask Studios have coming for you over the period January to June 2015!
“Black Mask Studios is a comics publisher and media production company that supports and advocates for subversive artists, building bridges and breaking down barriers so their work can reach new audiences.”
Note: Publication dates correct at time of writing but may change.


CBP Black Mask - Occupy Comics
Occupy Comics
(See below)
David Lloyd, Mike Allred, David Mack, Charlie Adlard, Ben Templesmith, Tyler Crook, Ron Wimberly, Shannon Wheeler, Smudge, Kevin Colden, Salgood Sam, Riley Rossmo, Anna Wieszczyk, Ayhan Hayrula, Eric Zawadzki, Sean Von Gorman, Molly Crabapple (Artists) * Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, J. M. DeMatteis, Matt Miner , Joshua Hale Fialkov, Joshua Dysart, Matt Bors, Bill Ayers, Matthew Rosenberg , Patrick Kindlon, Simon Spurrier, Caleb Monroe, Matt Pizzolo  (Editor), Amanda Palmer, Patrick Meaney (Authors)
“V for Vendetta writer Alan Moore and artist David Lloyd are throwing their support behind the growing Occupy Comics project along with Madman’s Mike Allred and American Splendor’s Dean Haspiel. Their support for Occupy Comics is another worthy piece of the 99 percent’s overdue payback.” – Wired
“Regardless how you feel about the Occupy Movement, you’ll find worthwhile stuff in this comic… great art, interesting history.” – IGN
“An unforgettable statement from the comics community.” – Bleeding Cool
The largest, most star-studded coalition of socially-conscious creators in the history of comics is now a book – and it’s already a modern classic.
Occupy Comics has inspired, shocked, enlightened, and provoked with its chorus of diverse voices. Featuring an all-star team of comic book legends while also debuting some of the hottest new creators around, Occupy Comics will stand the test of time.
This deluxe book collects the Occupy Comics comic book series, launched in the early days of Occupy Wall Street to provide a forum for artistic expression about the goals and themes of the Occupy movement, create a time capsule of the protests, and raise funds to support the protesters (all profits are donated to Occupy-related initiatives). This collection also contains a 10-page, previously unreleased story by Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls) and David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil).
CBP Black Mask - Ballistic
Ballistic Volume 1
Darick Robertson, Adam Egypt Mortimer
Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s madcap, psychedelic, transreal, utterly-wacko buddy adventure about Butch and his best friend Gun, a drug-addicted, genetically-modified, foul-mouthed firearm, as they attempt to elevate Butch from air conditioner repairman to master criminal in the twisted, eco-apocalyptic Repo City State, a reclaimed trash island built from DNA-based, living technology with bad attitudes.
Ballistic marks Darick Robertson’s return to the hard sci-fi worldbuilding of his classic Transmetropolitan, but mixed with The Boys’ ultra-violence and the lunacy of Happy. Mortimer’s mix of speculative science, pulpy noire, and drug-addled adventure cooks up a strange brew of Lethal Weapon by way of Cronenberg meets Dr. Who if written by Odd Future.
CBP Black Mask - Godkiller
Godkiller Volume 1: Walk Among Us Part 1
Anna Wieszczyk, Ben Templesmith, Tim Seeley, Riley Rossmo (Artists), Matt Pizzolo
1 (part 1)
“Deftly unorthodox and wickedly delectable; not so much a story as an experience.” — Kirkus
“A horrific yarn of quantum physics, culture jamming, and conspiracy theory.” – Wired
“Saga meets Johnny The Homicidal Maniac! Pizzolo sprinkles a little of everything naughty and twisted into this unpredictable adventure/horror/sci-fi mash-up that is definitely not for kids, but it’s damn cool.” – Aint It Cool News
Fallen gods, weaponized orgasms, and quantum physics-wielding technowizards collide in Pizzolo and Wieszczyk’s beloved modern classic about a teenage orphan named Tommy and an escaped slavegirl named Halfpipe who travel through a post-nuke wasteland in search of a new heart for Tommy’s dying sister.
Launched as a comic book as well as a digital series featuring Davey Havok (singer AFI), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Danielle Harris (Halloween movies), Justin Pierre (singer Motion City Soundtrack), Lydia Lunch (Richard Kern’s Hardcore), and Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Godkiller’s unique transmedia approach attracted over 500,000 readers and viewers and earned Pizzolo Wired Magazine’s prestigious title of “World’s Most Wired Comics Creator.”
CBP Black Mask - Liberator
Liberator Volume 1: Rage Ignition
Javier Aranda (Artist) & Matt Milner (Author) – See below for other contributors
Tim Seeley (Artist, Author), Ben Templesmith, Chris Burnham, Yildiray Cinar, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Megan Hutchison (Artists) * Ales Kot, Frank J Barbiere, Ed Brisson, Fabian Jr. Rangel, Alex de Campi (Authors)
Animal cruelty is the most pervasive form of torture in the modern world. The heroes who fight it don’t wear capes, they wear ski-masks. Whether it’s vicious dog-fighting clubs or senseless lab experiments force-feeding oven cleaners to monkeys, Jeanette Francis and Damon Guerrero have had enough. Using any and all means available to them, Jeanette and Damon not only rescue the animals but also avenge them – delivering harsh retribution to the animals’ captors and tormentors.
A hard-edged vigilante series about young heroes who avenge the torture of animals, created by writer and real-life dog rescuer Matt Miner (Occupy Comics) with art by Javier Sanchez Aranda (Star Trek: The Next Generation).
This book collects Liberator issues #1-4 into a single volume for the first time. It also includes 40-pages of brand-new, previously unreleased comics taking place in the Liberator world by a murderer’s row of incredible, animal-loving comics creators.
CBP Black Mask - 12 Reasons to Die
12 Reasons To Die Volume 1
(See below)
Nate Powell, Ryan Kelly, Paolo Rivera, Tyler Crook, Riley Rossmo, Ron Wimberly, Ben Templesmith, Jim Mahfood, Michael Walsh, Kyle Strahm, Garry Brown, Joelle Jones, Gus Storms, Toby Cypress, Johnny Ryan, Edwin Huang, Christopher Mitten, Juan Doe, Joe Infurnari, Russel Roehling, Johnnie Christmas, Tim Seeley (Artists) * Ghostface Killah, Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Kindlon, RZA (Authors) Matt Pizzolo (Editor)
“This comic looks awesome!” – Jimmy Fallon
“Ass-kicking, gore splattering… damn intriguing.” – Ain’t It Cool News
This horror-crime hybrid from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and New York Times Bestselling author RZA is the brutal story of a vengeful soul hunting the 12 most powerful crimelords in the world. A reclusive, retired mob boss has hired a young record collector named Dan Migdal to track down 12 rare records… and ask no questions. As Migdal locates the albums, he discovers each one has its own unique and tragic story – when it was first played, one of the old mob bosses of the 12 DeLucas was mysteriously murdered in a ghastly fashion.
First Migdal only hears whispers about The Ghostface Killah, but soon he pieces together the story of a young, black mafioso named Anthony Starks who rose to power as an unstoppable killing machine serving in the 12 DeLucas’ criminal army… but something went wrong, Starks disappeared, and a murderous ghost began hunting down the bosses of the old crime family. Now, Migdal realizes he’s working for the last surviving DeLuca and has inadvertently placed himself between The Ghostface Killah and ultimate vengeance.
CBP Black Mask - Pirouette
Pirouette Volume 1
Carlos Granda, Ale Garza (Artists) * Mark L Miller (Author)
“It’s captivating and colorful, and like a moth to a flame, you’ll barely be able to resist… a comic unlike anything you’ve ever read before, and a take on the circus that will have you longing for more.” – Bloody Disgusting
“Brilliant… This is a complex story with rounded dynamic central characters. 10 out of 10!” – ComicWow
Raised from infancy by duplicitous clowns who entertain by day and menace by night, Pirouette dreams of washing the paint from her face and escaping to a better life far away from her cruel adoptive circus family… because when the spotlights dim and the crowd disperses, the clown princess’ big-top dreams give way to a nightmarish world of monsters with painted smiles.
Mark L. Miller spins Pirouette with authentic darkness and depth of character, while Carlos Granda’s sweeping, exuberant line art evokes all the exotic charm and mysterious gloom of Pirouette’s shadowy big top.
CBP Black Mask - Critical Hit V1
Critical Hit Volume 1
Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Artist), Matt Miner (Author), Matt Pizzolo (Editor)
Critical Hit
From Anonymous to USA Today and Hot Topic to Tumblr, everyone is talking about these hip animal avengers. Sarah and Jeanette love animals with a vengeance. Under cover of darkness, they don ski-masks and wield sledgehammers, rescuing abused animals from dog-fighting rings, outlaw testing labs, and other abusers.
When they wreak havoc on a rogue gang of hunters, though, the girls find themselves in over their heads as they discover they’ve stumbled onto a gang – not of hunters – but of serial killers… and soon the liberators become the prey!