Our long, national nightmare may soon be over, as creator Francesco Francavilla teased on Twitter the return of The Black Beetle. Francavilla posted an image of the pulp hero with the hashtags #TheYearOfTheBeetle and #BlackBeetleReturns.
The Black Beetle originally appeared on Francavilla’s website back in 2009, then Dark Horse brought him to comic shops in 2013. Their first miniseries, Black Beetle: No Way Out, received many accolades (including an Eisner nomination for best miniseries) and appeared on several “best of the year” lists. But a second miniseries, “Necrologue,” was scheduled but never made it out of the gate. But it looks like that might be changing this year:
ICYMI last night: THE BLACK BEETLE! #TheYearOfTheBeetle #BlackBeetleReturns #firstdrawingoftheyear @TheBlackBeetle pic.twitter.com/Fe7hyddH5t
— FrancescoFrancavilla (@f_francavilla) January 2, 2016
No word yet on when the excellent series will return, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for it.