Back when Warner Brothers first released the GODKILLER animated film, Matteo Pizzolo (CALEXIT) & Ana Ludeshka created the standalone digital comic series spinoff THE LONG KNIVES. Never released in print and out of digital circulation for years, THE LONG KNIVES has retained its cult status as a twisted tale of body horror and dark mysticism–as well as the origin of Nero (who appears in YOUNG TERRORISTS and the upcoming BILLIONAIRE KILLERS) and Bird (who returns in GODKILLER: TOMORROW’S ASHES).
Black Mask is proud to bring The Long Knives to print for the first time with this beautifully crafted series of hardcover graphic novellas. Though its been in the works for over a year, this edition now feels oddly prescient… with its story set during a pandemic lockdown and governmental coup, this character-driven horror feels more vibrant and keyed into life today than when it was first created. It’s not about a pandemic or a coup, those are just realities of its characters’ lives… a world suddenly eerily relatable.
Amid a deadly pandemic, children are suddenly disappearing… and the murderous gang abducting them may just be humanity’s last hope.
This bi-monthly hardcover series also features a brand-new serialized comic “Nero & Bird” written by Matteo Pizzolo, illustrated by Creees Lee.