Newest release from UK’s Markosia Comics blends history, fantasy and horror to tell the untold story of the Black Death.
“An engaging read, particularly for fans of The Sandman.” – World Comics Review “Ingenious… layered and far more complex than you would expect from what appears to be a simple fantasy story.” –Comic Crusaders
“I cannot say enough positive things about this – other than I must see it to its conclusion. Make sure you do the same.” – Geeks Of Doom “The best of classical fantasy escapism mixed with the worst of medieval era real- life horrors…a gripping read.” –Stranger Worlds
Once again leading the way in cutting-edge storytelling, Markosia brings the past of the British Isles to life in their daring new limited series, Plague. Reframing the story of the bubonic plague as a tale of good versus evil and magic versus faith, Plague is Inspired by actual people and events of the 14th century and uses extensive research into European folklore to tell the story of The Fey; magical creatures of myth and legend who are being hunted by a corrupt Catholic Church.
Drawing heavily from Bakshi’s animated interpretation of “The Hobbit” and historical fiction such as Eco’s “In The Name of the Rose” and Follett’s “The Pillars of the Earth,” Plague combines modern issues of immigration, refugee status, despotism and religious zealotry into a historical fantasy that manages to feel relevant in our present day.
About the creators:
Zachary Brunner (pencils/inks/color): Zach is the colorist for Jim Krueger’s Foot Soldiers (Dark Horse/AiT/Planet Lar) and Krueger’s High Cost of Happily Ever After. He was an illustrator and designer for Torque Creative, the in-house ad agency for Mercedes-Benz until 2015. A rising star in the LGBTQ pinup/comic scene, his work has been featured on Pride.com, NewNowNext and Instinct Magazine.
Jason Palmatier (writer/creator): Jason and Dennis are the authors of Lords of the Cosmos, a scifi/fantasy mashup for Ugli comics. Jason’s work has been featured in the short story anthology Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs Aliens and the forthcoming anthology All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! His debut novel, the sci-fi military thriller War Mind, is currently in the hands of Beta readers.
Dennis MaGee Fallon (writer/creator): As a screenwriter, Dennis optioned his treatment for the upcoming ALF reboot for Safehouse Pictures and Warner Brothers. Dennis is co-creator of The Range, a virtual reality space western with Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment. His sci-fi/horror reframing of the
Underground Railroad is currently underway with Mad Horse Films and Awesomeness TV.
Dave Sharpe (letterer): With his work appearing in over two thousand comic titles, Dave not only handles the lettering for Plague, he is also our wise and hands-on guru. He studied at the Joe Kubert School and also ran Marvel’s in-house Lettering Department in the late 1990’s. His credits are too many to list, but include Batman, Green Lantern, Deadpool, She-Hulk, The Defenders, and Spider-Girl.
Plague #1 is available for sale on www.comixology.com and wherever fine comics are sold.