Here are a couple of announcements from your blackhearted friends at Coffin Comics!
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW W/LA MUERTA: ASCENSION WRITER MIKE MACLEAN!
The new La Muerta Kickstarter launches in just 3 weeks!
And to get the REAL scoop on the La Muerta: Ascension story we went straight to the source and interviewed La Muerta writer Mike MacLean!
Coffin Comics: What is La Muerta: Ascension story about?
Mike MacLean: After a ruthless cartel slaughtered her family, combat veteran Maria Diaz took up the mantle of LA MUERTA — a skull-faced vigilante bent on bloody justice.
Now, two years after avenging her family, Maria finds herself a soldier without a war. Enter the crime-fighting luchador LOCO with an audacious plan bring the barrio’s drug trade to its knees. Together, the vigilantes fight their way through the criminal underworld—kicking ass and taking names.
But, unbeknownst to La Muerta, an old enemy has returned from the grave with one burning goal—destroy Maria Diaz at all costs. Soon, the hunters become the hunted and La Muerta must summon every ounce of her strength just to survive the night.
CC: Why should Coffin Comics fans be excited for La Muerta?
MM: As a writer, my biggest fear is boring an audience. So I ended up jamming the pages of LA MUERTA: ASCENSION full of bloody brawls, hellacious gunfights, and nefarious plots.
But we at Coffin also delved deeper into the compelling character that is Maria Diaz. She’s not a mindless killing machine, but a flesh-and-blood soldier who must face insurmountable odds while trying to hold on to her humanity.
So, if you enjoyed the previous chapters in La Muerta’s tragic, thrilling story, you’re going to love Ascension. If you’ve never read La Muerta before, this is an awesome storyline to dive into.
CC: What can you say about Joel Gomez, the interior artist?
MM: Brian scoured the globe (and I do mean globe) to find the perfect artist for La Muerta… and he succeeded. It’s hard to even imagine the pages of La Muerta drawn by anyone other than Joel Gomez. His interiors practically drip with shadows. Crack the books open and you can almost feel the grit. The guy is passionate about telling this woman’s story, and that passion shows in his work.
In La Muerta, Joel has perfectly crafted a hard-boiled, film noir landscape and infused it with the spirit of Dias de los Muertos. I’ve never encountered anything quite like it in all my years reading comics. I can’t wait to see what imagery he comes up with next. Plus, Joel is one of the nicest guys on the planet.
CC: La Muerta had a little cameo in Lady Death: Scorched Earth. What does this mean for the character?
MM: Maria Diaz has confronted the Saint of Death. She has fought warlocks and hunted dark creatures out of urban legends. It stands to reason her clashes with the supernatural will someday bring La Muerta in direct contact with Lady Death and the Sworn. The question isn’t if it will happen The question is when.
And let’s not forget, the images of Mama Z in Hell. I for one want to know how she became a drug lord for the damned. Does Mama Z amass enough power to challenge the Hellbourne and the Fallen for control of Hell? Could she eventually even challenge the diva of death herself? Ah, but that’s a story for another time.
CC: What can we expect from the La Muerta Kickstarter?
If you’ve ever backed a Coffin Comics kickstarter campaign, you know the insanity Brian Pulido unleashes. Cool variant editions… Crazy stretch goals… Turbo charges. If you’re a first-timer, hold on tight. There’s a reason COFFIN COMICS is the #1 outlaw comic company.
CC: Any last remarks?
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. Getting to work on these books with such talented creators is a dream come true. My deepest thanks to everyone who supports Coffin Comics. SWORN!
Make sure to set your reminders for the La Muerta #1: Ascension Kickstarter Wednesday May 15 at 7:00PM MDT/PST (10:00PM EDT)!
Stay tuned for more info to come!
COMING MAY 3 – LADY DEATH WARS CELEBRATION: MAY LADY DEATH BE WITH YOU ON THE 4TH!
On Friday May 3, we will be launching NEW exclusives limited to the copies ordered from May 3 to May 6th!!!
These are so much fun, we just couldn’t help ourselves!!!
Here’s a little tease of what’s to come!
More will be revealed next week, so stay tuned!!!
SHOP NOW! THE SCORCHED EARTH POP-UP CRYPT IS NOW OPEN!
The [Last Chance] Pop-Up Crypt is NOW OPEN!!!!
Did you miss the Scorched Earth Kickstarter campaign? Fear not! We are offering many of the items from the Kickstarter campaign (plus some NEW goodies) in the Scorched Earth Last Chance Pop-Up Crypt hosted by CrowdOx!
Act Now! The Pop-Up Crypt closes on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:00PM MDT/PST (8:00PM EST)!
NOTE: This store is only intended for those of you who missed the Scorched Earth Kickstarter from last month. If you backed the Kickstarter, you’ll be able to preorder all of the same items listed in the Crypt during the “Extras” phase of your backer survey.
Art from Paolo Pantalena, Steven Butler, Dawn McTeigue, Collette Turner,Dan Mendoza, Adam Hughes, Artgerm (Stanley Lau), Frank Cho, Joe Benitez, J. Scott Campbell and MORE!!!!