Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Francavilla Steps Forward With BLACK BEETLE in DHP

Francavilla Steps Forward With BLACK BEETLE in DHP

Hello B-Beetle Friends,

A new interview regarding The Black Beetle just went live yesterday on the esteemed NEWSARAMA website. Once again, I want to thank all the press for giving a spot to BB, specially now that the first issue (in DHP #11) is solicited in Previews so you guys can pre-order it (see below the info on how to get the Black Beetle cover).

Big thanks to Chris Arrant who conducted this interview.

Here's an extract:

Francavilla Steps Forward With BLACK BEETLE in DHP
Newsarama: Francesco, you’ve written comics before, but never on this big of stage – what’s it like to be able to do it here at Dark Horse Presents and now with your own creation, the Black Beetle?
FF: I have written short stories here and there for a few anthologies, but this is definitely a new experience for me in terms of structure (longer story, divided in three acts) and audience, and I am very thrilled and thankful for the opportunity. As someone who has still lots of stories to tell, I consider this debut in Dark Horse Presents to be very important and possibly something that could set a new path for my future career as a full-on storyteller.

Nrama: For people that may be following you to this from your Marvel and DC work, who is Black Beetle?
FF: The Black Beetle is the protector and hero of our story. His mission is to fight crime in Colt City. We don’t know who he is, not yet anyway. When we meet him in my three-part Dark Horse Presents story Night Shift, we learn that he’s patrolling the city streets and protecting the citizens the best he can. How he came to be in this position and why he feels compelled to protect others is something we’ll discover as we go along. This is definitely an action-packed thriller with lots of twists and turns, so I hope fans will come along and enjoy the ride!

Francavilla Steps Forward With BLACK BEETLE in DHP

Nrama: What kind of world does Black Beetle live in, Colt City and beyond?
FF: Colt City itself is used as a character and is featured prominently in the series. It’s a fictional city set in the late ‘40s America on the East Coast and has a very pulp-noir vibe to the environment and inhabitants. Located on beautiful Colt City Bay, it is home to Black Beetle and is the main location for his tales & adventures. And of course, being a metropolis, it comes with all the bad guys, criminal elements, and villains that will make life in Colt City quite interesting.

You can read the whole interview on NEWSARAMA.

DHP #11 comes with two covers; if you want to make sure to get The Black Beetle cover (shown on the left) , pls preorder the book at your LCS using the code FEB12 0052.

Dark Horse Presents #11 (with the Black Beetle cover) will be on sale on APril 18.


Artwork © 2011 Francesco Francavilla
KARA BOCEK, BLACK BEETLE & COLT CITY created by, ™ and © 2006-2012 Francesco Francavilla

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