The Legendary Lynx comes to print from Image and Syzygy
Syzygy Publishing, an imprint of Image Comics, have announced plans to release a remastered and expanded edition of The Legendary Lynx, the long out-of-print 1970s superhero series from defunct publisher Triumph Comics.
The Lynx, a street-level vigilante and precursor to gritty, noir runs on titles like Marvel’s Daredevil, Moon Knight, and a contemporary to heroes like The Cat and Spider-Woman, was the flagship comic book of Triumph Comics, far surpassing its other, less popular titles. Best-known for its initial, critically-acclaimed run by writer Harvey Stern and artist Doug Detmer, along with guest writer Carmen Valdez, many comic insiders point to the Lynx as an essential, lost part of comic history. When Triumph entered into bankruptcy in the early 90s, the rights surrounding the Lynx became muddled.
The Legendary Lynx is based on the comic book series featured in Alex Segura’s acclaimed and bestselling crime novel, Secret Identity. The novel, which featured Lynx comic book sequences drawn by Sandy Jarrell (as “Doug Detmer”), was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Mystery/Thriller category in addition to widespread acclaim. Pages from this in-world comic book have already begun serialization via digital platform Zestworld, and will see print later this year from Image/Syzygy.