‘Minor Threats’ returns next year with a sequel miniseries

Writers Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum, along with artist Scott Hepburn, return to Redport to spotlight the reigning queen of crime.

Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum and Scott Hepburn will return to the world of Minor Threats next year with a sequel miniseries, Minor Threats: The Fastest Way Down. Joined by colorist Ian Herring and letterer Nate Piekos, the team will return to the world of Minor Threats with a story that focuses on Frankie Follis, AKA the costumed criminal Playtime, AKA the new Queenpin of crime.

“We’re thrilled to get the chance to return to Twilight City and continue Frankie’s story,” said Blum. “It’s important to us that every chapter has its own unique crime-fiction flavor. If volume one was our ‘survive the night’ thriller then volume two is our ‘Godfather part 2’ sprawling epic. It’s one thing to name yourself the Queenpin of super-crime, it’s another to defend it. Playtime will learn that with great power… comes rival Holiday-themed gangs, vengeful teen sidekicks, haunting superhero ghosts and unearthed secrets that will threaten everything she’s built.”

Here are more details from Dark Horse:

Frankie Follis, AKA the costumed criminal Playtime, has won. Twilight City’s greatest hero, The Insomniac, and its greatest villain, The Stickman, are dead, allowing Frankie to unify the super crook underworld and assert herself as the Queenpin of Redport. But Frankie is feeling the pressure from every side. Rival gangs are challenging her authority, Scalpel, her consigliere, is pushing her to legitimize her empire, and the act of murdering The Insomniac has broken something deep inside her. Frankie is about to learn the hard way… heavy is the head that wears the supervillain crown.

And here’s a look at the first issue’s variant covers by Michael Allred, Joëlle Jones, Hepburn, David Mack and Martin Simmonds:

“The higher you climb in the world of crime, the harder people want to see you plummet,” said Oswalt. “Frankie learns this lesson in real time — but can she find a way to avoid the fall?”

Find out when the miniseries debuts April 3.

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