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Mad Cave Studios’ Nottingham Gets a Special Free Comic Book Day Issue Before the Second Volume’s Debut

Get ready for the holidays! Mad Cave StudiosNottingham is getting a special release with the Nottingham Free Comic Book Day 2022 Special, written by David Hazan with art by Andrea Mutti; letters by Miguel Zapata!

A very Merry Christmas—All eyes are on Everard Blackthorne, the Sheriff of Nottingham, when his predecessor is murdered in cold blood. It’s business as usual for Ev, with Hood and the Merry Men pulling the strings and a terrible choice to make as the lives of Alan Dale’s wife and son hang in the balance.

Nottingham Free Comic Book Day 2022 Special issue takes place at Christmas 1192, which places it in between Nottingham Volumes 1 and 2.

Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. You can grab a copy of Nottingham Free Comic Book Day 2022 Special, on Saturday, May 7, 2022!

Mad Cave Studios’ Knights of the Golden Sun plus Honor and Curse Are Back for a Second Arc!

Two first wave titles that put Mad Cave Studios on the comics map are making an exciting return! It was an easy decision for writer Mark London to bring the second arc of Knights of the Golden Sun—now blending even more history and fantasy with biblical elements, all perfectly captured in the intricate and detailed art by Nicolas Salamanca with an exclusive variant by Adam Gorham—as well as the return of Genshi, the Tengu, Akemi, and the rest of the Iga back shinobi thriller, Honor and Curse, featuring art by Mauricio Villarreal.

Knights of the Golden Sun #8

(W) Mark London (A/C) Mauricio Villarreal (L) Justin Birch
Release Date: December 2, 2020

The Archangels are back! With Metatron on the run, and Lucifer nowhere to be found, the Archangels must scour the Earth for the pieces of God’s Armor in order to prevent them from bringing destruction upon the world the likes of which have only been hinted at through the annals of history!

“To be able to continue working on Knights of the Golden Sun is exhilarating,” said Mark London. “Not only because I can continue working on a story that we have set out to do from the beginning, but because I’m in love with these characters and I truly enjoy working with Mauricio. It’s  a story about the archangels and their struggles as a family. It’s about facing doomsday scenarios that are bigger than anything the world has ever seen. It’s going to be a wild ride… just like everything Mad Cave does.” 

“I’ve always loved being a part of this project because I love epic stories that take place in amazing worlds, and that is exactly what Knights of the Golden Sun is,” said Mauricio Villarreal. “In volume two, we are going to explore a much larger world filled with all sorts of fantastical creatures as well as even more historical figures than the last volume.” 

Knights of the Golden Sun #8

Honor and Curse #7

(W) Mark London (A) Nicolas Salamanca (C) Tekino (L) Miguel Zapata
Release Date: January, 6, 2021

Left reeling after the murder of Lord Haruki, Genshi makes his way to the Jade Caverns per Nishiro’s instructions. Meanwhile, Akemi took control of the Iga and is training like never before to defend her clan from potential threats… like the rival Koga clan who are looking to seize the opportunity presented by Lord Haruki’s death. 


“When I first came up with the idea for Honor and Curse, it was supposed to be a straightforward ninja tale with some historical elements and tons of action,” said Mark London. “However, once I started diving into the research, I became fascinated by all of the mythology surrounding the era and the story morphed into what it is today; a story about a talented ninja possessed by an evil mountain spirit known as a Tengu. With the fantastic art that Nicolas and Tekino bring to the table, I can’t wait for the fans to see what we have in store for Genshi, Akemi, and the rest of the Iga clan.”

Honor and Curse is a comic that I have a lot of affection for, not only because of the fact that it is set in feudal Japan, but it has allowed me to grow as an artist,” said Nicolas Salamanca. “I definitely consider it an honor and not a curse to continue working with Mark and Tekino on this incredible story.”

Honor and Curse #7

Time Travel Meets Horror in Mad Cave’s Victorian Thriller

Mad Cave Studios has announced the all-new series Wolvenheart. Written by Mark London and illustrated by Alejandro Giraldo. Letterer Miguel Zapata rounds out the creative team.

Follow Sterling Cross, the most prolific time traveling, monster slayer in Wolvenheart. Led by the legendary Professor Van Helsing, Wolvenheart is an organization dedicated to monitoring anomalies in the space-time continuum. After the group is infiltrated and decimated by a cabal of history’s most infamous villains, led by the most notorious serial killer of the 16th century, Elizabeth Bathory; Sterling winds up trapped in an alternate reality where his only choice is to fight his way through time and change the course of history. For fans of Dr. Who, Castlevania, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

All of the stories I’ve created and written for Mad Cave are dear to my heart, but Wolvenheart holds its own special place because of my love for the classic movie monsters and, of course, time travel. I also really enjoyed the research necessary for period pieces like this. Each page Alejandro turns in puts a huge smile on my face and I can’t wait to share this story with the world.

Mark London

Wolvenheart is the perfect vehicle for me to reflect on some major influences in my art; like Castlevania and Bloodborne. This book required me to do something different with my style, but the process was very rewarding.

Alejandro Giraldo

This seven-issue series releases on October 30th and is available for pre-order July 26th – August 29th.

Wolvenheart #1
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