Dark Horse Presents, the company’s ongoing series collecting short stories, has always drawn high profile creators and critical reception. Issue #11 debuted the original “White Suits” strip, written by Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts) and drawn by Luke Radl. Placed in the featured final slot of the issue, it was showered with well-deserved praise (interestingly enough, that stacked issue also premiered a “Black Beetle” short by Francesco Francavilla) and an immediate interest for more narrative. That wish has finally been granted, as Tony Cypress (Rodd Racer) steps in to draw a four-issue miniseries, again written by Barbiere.
The style reflects an interesting juxtaposition between drab black and white and tinted blasts of bright red. Evocative imagery accompanies noir-ish dialogue and a tale of mobsters and mystery. Fans of the genre, Brubaker and Phillips, or crime novels would do well to pick up the first issue, coming 2/19/14.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
“White Suits #1” (of 4)
(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A/CA) Toby Cypress
Mysterious killers dressed in white, they savaged the Cold War Russian underworld-then disappeared. Now they have resurfaced in New York, leaving a trail of dead mobsters. In this bloody wake, an amnesiac and an FBI agent search for the answer to a single question: who are the White Suits?
In Shops: 2/19/2014
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