Emerald City Comic Comic: Declan Shalvey Variant Cover for Ed Brisson’s ‘The Ballad of Sang’ Revealed
Ed Brisson’s The Ballad of Sang #1 will feature an Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) variant by Declan Shalvey. ECCC is in Seattle, WA, from March 1-4 at the Washington State Convention Center. Both Ed Brisson and Declan Shalvey will be signing at the Oni Press booth #216, Friday March 2 from 11am-12pm, and Saturday March 3 from 1-2pm.
Kidnapped off the streets of the Philippines as an infant and trained as a child assassin, Sang has never had a childhood. All he’s ever known is killing and the kindness of his master, Chen, the closest thing Sang has to a father. When Sang’s enthusiasm botches a job, it brings the wrath of Don Minchella down on the pair, resulting in Chen’s murder. Barely escaping with his own life—and with Minchella’s severed arm in tow—Sang swears revenge, while every gang in the city mobilizes to return him to Minchella, dead or alive.
A propulsive blend of mature audience violence, humor, and pathos, The Ballad of Sang is for fans of cult Asian cinema such as the films of Takashi Miike and Park Chan-wook, and of comics such as Deadly Class, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Hit-Girl.
In The Ballad of Sang, Brisson joins Italian artist Alessandro Micelli and colorist Shari Chankhamma for the new action/adventure series. The Ballad of Sang is Micelli’s debut the in American comics market. This is Brisson’s first work with Oni.
The Ballad of Sang is slated for release March 7, 2018.