Image Comics has announced my new comic miniseries, RED CITY! RED CITY is a labor of love that has been a long, long time in the making, and I’m thrilled that the world is now able to get a look at what we’re doing.

RED CITY is a story in the style of classic American hard-boiled noir…that takes place on Mars. I describe it as “L.A. Confidential” on Mars.

RED CITY will be a four-issue miniseries published by Image Comics, written by me, Daniel Corey. Art is by Mark Dos Santos, color by Chris Fenoglio, and letters by Dave Lanphear.

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The official press release follows.

- Daniel Corey

RED CITY #1 is a high stakes crime noir… on planet Mars

Femme Fatales and rival alien mobs collide in this new series

Brimming with political conspiracy and raging with rival alien mobs, nothing is ever as it seems on the streets of RED CITY. Writer Daniel Corey (MORIARTY) and artist Mark Dos Santos bring you a whole new take on American crime noir, coming this June to Image Comics.

In the wake of a system-wide civil war, hard-nosed interplanetary investigator Cal Talmage is given a simple mission to find a missing ambassador’s daughter in Mars Central City. It all seems routine at first, but an experienced vet like Cal knows when trouble is brewing.

Coming off a run on the acclaimed series MORIARTY, also published by Image Comics, writer Daniel Corey brings you a new mystery that combines femme fatales and hard-boiled heroics with classic science fiction. Federal Security Officer Talmage just wants to be left alone, but with a girl in danger, a corrupt mayor in power and the lives of an entire race at stake, he’s got some tough choices ahead, because no one comes out clean in this town.

“You might say RED CITY is like L.A. Confidential on Mars,” said Corey. “Ellroy and Chandler shaking hands with Bradbury. We’ve got a likable-but-troubled cop who tackles a complex case in the midst of a vast criminal conspiracy, and it happens to take place on Mars. The really exciting thing is that we’re building an entire world, and the art of Mark Dos Santos brings a retro-futuristic vibe that will make RED CITY the most dangerous place in the New Solar System.”

The first of four issues of RED CITY arrives in stores 6/11, and can be pre-ordered using Diamond code APR140490.

Had an amazing week at the 5th Annual Full Sail Hall of Fame celebration! Now in their 35th year, my alma mater inducted some very deserving people, and had several days of wonderful events.

I had the privilege of speaking on the Creating Graphic Novels panel for a room packed full of fantastic students (and an overflow room!), and our talk was streamed out to 17,000 remote students!

It was a great time, and I’m looking forward to doing it again. Thanks, @FullSail! #FullSailHOF