Scout Comics has announced another new series joining its ever-growing roster. Crucified from writer Sheldon Allen and artist Armin Ozdic follows notorious assassin Lucas Blanc who is contracted by a powerful NGO to execute a figure known as The Messiah. This man is so influential that he was able to stop a riot in Los Angeles with a single word. Allen describes it as “James Bond meets The Passion of the Christ.”
As a black creator, it was important for me to create a work that would capture the attention of existing and untapped urban/minority audiences. However, the book is also designed to be easily accessible to fans of political and espionage storylines no matter their background. I think Scout is the perfect home for Crucified.
Scout President James Haick says:
Sheldon has created a very intense and emotional series, one that we are very excited to present to our Scout ‘Mavericks.’ We feel that this series represents something special and will appeal to fans who love action-packed comics with a well-told story… a story that readers will, no doubt, take away something special from reading.
There’s no specific release date for Crucified just yet, but Scout Comics has said it will debut this year.