‘The Maze Agency’ reopens its doors at Scout Comics

Mike W. Barr and Silvano Beltramo will bring back the 1980s detective series.

The Maze Agency, the 1980s comic created and written by Mike W. Barr, has found its way to a new home — Scout Comics, who announced this weekend that they will publish new stories featuring detectives Jennifer Mays and Gabriel Webb.

First self-published by Barr with art by Alan Davis, The Maze Agency debuted at Comico in 1988 with artwork by Adam Hughes and Rick Magyar. Over the years it has been published by Innovation, Caliber and IDW, among others. This new series will feature artwork by Silvano Beltramo.

“I’m delighted that The Maze Agency has again found a home at Scout Comics,” Barr said.  “Of all the features I’ve created, Maze is my favorite, and I hope that shows in the scripts.  Silvano Beltramo loves the characters and has an ideal ability to draw the urban world in which Maze lives.”

The Maze Agency is a detective agency run by Jennifer Mays, a no-nonsense former CIA agent. She works with Gabriel Webb, a true-crime writer who is easily distracted but has a knack for solving mysteries.

“I remember buying The Maze Agency #1 in 1988 when I was 16,” remarked Scout Comics’ CEO Brendan Deneen. “I instantly fell in love with the characters, the mysteries, and the entire world that Mike had created. I also read many, many other comics by Mike, and I particularly loved Camelot 3000. Working with him, especially on TMA, is a dream come true.”

There’s no word yet on when the new series will debut.

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