Joe Casey and Ian MacEwan create a modern folk hero in Image Comics' "MCMLXXV"
It's been said that superheroes are modern myths. It's easy to see why: they're larger than life characters, capable of feats beyond those of normal man, striving towards the best ideals we have about ourselves. With the upcoming Image Comics series MCMLXXV, writer Joe Casey and artist Ian MacEwan take the ideas of mythology one step further: they're creating a modern folk hero.
MCMLXXV INTRODUCES A TOUGH-AS-NAILS MONSTER-FIGHTER OF MYTHIC GREATNESS
PORTLAND, OR, 06/12/2018 — Fan favorite writer Joe Casey (SEX, NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL) and artist Ian MacEwan come together to weave modern mythology for a new generation in the forthcoming MCMLXXV launching this September.
"This series is all about creating brand new iconography,” said Casey. “It's about creating a new kind of folk hero that speaks to where we all are right now. Oh yeah... it's also about smashing monsters into the pavement with an enchanted tire iron."
In MCMLXXV, readers meet Pamela Evans. Much more than a typical Manhattan cab driver, she also happens to be a badass monster-fighter. Welcome to the year of her greatest adventure.
MacEwan added: "This is a book about big action in a mythic, haunted New York. It's about dim street lights that can't fight off the shadows, and who has to step in its place to hold back the tide of chaos."
MCMLXXV #1 hits comic shops and other retailers on September 12.