Ray Fawkes of In the Flood and Justice League Dark fame will team with Wyrd artist Antonio Fuso for Sanction, a new Soviet-era crime story coming from Mad Cave Studios in May.
They are joined by Dave Sharpe on colors and letterer Emilio Lecce on the project, which Fawkes said is “the gritty, high-impact, never-seen-this-before crime book I’ve always wanted to write.”
Here’s the description from Mad Cave:
Leningrad, 1987. When a woman’s corpse is discovered on New Year’s Day, a hungover Detective Pavel Smirnoff hands off the case to his partner, Detective Boris Dimitrovich, hoping he’ll close it without fuss. Instead, Dimitrovich uncovers a connection to an old, unsolved crime, dragging them both into an investigation that puts their careers – and possibly their lives – at risk.
“You know all those crime series you love to watch on streaming platforms? Well, this comic book is much better,” Fuso said.
Here’s a look at some of Fuso’s interior artwork:
And Fawkes, who in addition to writing has also drawn plenty of comics, like One Soul and Intersect, provides a variant cover for the first issue:
Look for the first issue on May 15.