Mad Cave Studios Announces Four New Titles + Talent Search

by James Ferguson

Mad Cave Studios held a jam-packed virtual event this week from Miami, Florida hosted by Jazz Stone. This included an impressive line-up of creators and industry insiders for giveaways, living drawing, meets and greets, and of course, new comics. The publisher announced four new titles debuting later this year. Check out the details below.

Hollywood Trash is set to debut on October 7th, 2020 from writer Stephen Sonneveld, artist Pablo Verdugo, colorist Jose Exposito, and letterer Justin Birch.

Ah, Hollywood! Famous for celebs, sun– and murder cults! The Privy Council is the most exclusive club in town, headed by the entertainment industry’s top mogul, a ruthless exec who enlists his famous underlings to kill the people who stole from him, two local garbage men. James and Billy must survive one epic day of sword fights, forest fires, and giant mechs! At least there’s hazard pay. Hollywood Trash? is five-issues of all-out action and wacky satire!

Villainous, debuting on October 14th, 2020 comes from writer Stonie Williams, artist Jef Sadzinski, colorist Joana Lafuente, and letterer Justin Birch.

Villainous follows Tilly, one of the newest super-powered beings to join the Coalition of Heroes through their sidekick program, as she navigates the dizzying world of Super-Heroes. Working with her idols should be a dream come true, but when she learns too much too soon, Tilly’s dream quickly turns into a nightmare. As she learns more about the sordid history of the CoH, Tilly has to make a choice – Get in line and stand with her heroes or take a stand and risk becoming something more… Villainous.

Pantomime arrives on November 4th, 2020 featuring writing from Christopher Sebela, art from David Stoll, and colors from Dearbhla Kelly.

Haley and her brother Max are all alone after their mother’s death and a fresh start at Wayfair Academy, a special needs boarding school, isn’t what she expected. Normally, Haley would withdraw back into herself, but when she finds a family with other deaf kids, she embraces her new life and begins to come out of her shell. Until one night where the group dips their toes into crime, and the thrill is too much to leave behind. Though they soon find out by stealing from the wrong person, that this world isn’t for kids. With no one to turn to but each other, they will have to make a choice, one where no one will come out the same on the other side.

Finally, Terminal Punks will debut on November 11th, 2020 from writer Matthew Erman, artist Shelby Criswell, and letterer Micah Myers.

Four lousy, grimy and greasy gutter punk teens are en route to their big show in the big apple but when things go monstrously wrong and mutant animals are unleashed in the airport, our four punk heroes must put on their combat boots, fly their Black Flag and try to survive a viral genetic mutant nightmare.
A hilarious, wild, and fun thrill-ride! ?Terminal Punks? is a blaring colorful love letter to the music and attitude of rebellion. It is also a tongue-in-cheek takedown of rich idiots doing stupid things for bad reasons.

Mad Cave Studios also announced a new Talent Search. The publisher is looking for new up-and-coming creators. A total of three artists and three writers will be chosen to take part in Mad Cave’s first-ever anthology. Creators can sign up on the website between June 1st, 2020 and September 1st, 2020. Each submission must be set in the universe of a Mad Cave IP (e.g. Battlecats, Honor and Curse, Knights of the Golden Sun, Show’s End). Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2020 on PREVIEWSworld and PREVIEWSworld Weekly.

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