When I first left my staff editing position to go freelance, I wrote that one of the reasons for the move was a few outside opportunities that had presented themselves.
One of them was Mayday.
Just over a year after my last day at Dark Horse, Image officially announced the series. Mayday is a smart, sexy Cold War thriller following young Russian spies on a violent, psychedelic mission to recover secrets brought to America by a defector. Lots of intrigue and double-crosses, lots of over-the-top drugs and sex, as you’d expect from Grindhouse, No Mercy, and Archie vs. Predator writer Alex de Campi. Artist Tony Parker, of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and This Damned Band, and colorist Blond, of New Suicide Squad and Red Hood and the Outlaws, are delivering heart-racing action and realizing the Bay Area of the 1970s with amazing detail and wit.
When Alex asked me to edit the series, I couldn’t say no, and a year later it’s my first Image series as editor (I proofread a few others), and one I couldn’t be prouder to be kicking off this phase of my career with. I’ve been telling people it’s so good I quit my job to edit it, and that’s true. If I weren’t the editor, I’d be anxiously awaiting this one, and I hope everyone else loves it as much as I do.
For more, check out the press release at Image.
And there’s a preview up at ComicsAlliance.