Up-and-coming writer Ricky Mammone and artist Max Bertolini (The Witcher, Nathan Never) bring the psychedelic, action-packed noir Second Chances to trade paperback. The collected edition will be comprised of issues #1-4 of the series and land on shelves from Image Comics this March 2022.
“We’re really excited to have the trade paperback come out, especially since this will be the best way to read Second Chances—uninterrupted and with some bonus features in the back,” said Mammone.
Second Chances Hotline—call now and get a new identity! All you need is some cash, a proper referral, and a very good reason to start over.
Second Chances follows the main character Leblanc, the man behind the hotline. The intrigue begins when Leblanc is approached by a shady figure from his past and forced to accept a new client who doesn’t meet any of the requirements—a client with chemically induced amnesia in desperate need of protection.
Bertolini added: “Second Chances graphically was a long and fascinating journey in which I poured all my love for Leblanc, I thoroughly explored the graphic possibilities offered by black and white and I dug into my soul to bring to light all the feelings necessary to tell the story. Now all this can be seen with a single fabulous psychedelic gallop.”
Second Chances serves up John Wick action wrapped in a French New Wave fever dream atmosphere and is a must-read for any fan of crime noir.
Second Chances trade paperback (ISBN: 978-1534321168) will be available on Wednesday, March 16, and in bookstores on Tuesday, March 22. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.
Second Chances #4 is available now in digital-only edition, along with the rest of the series, across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.
Select praise for Second Chances:
“A clever plot twist and great art combine to make Second Chances a series worth keeping an eye on.” —Multiversity Comics
“Second Chances is a fresh and fun reinvention of the Private Eye narrative with lush and fun worldbuilding. Recommended.” —Curt Pires
“Visually stunning.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots
“Presents dynamic art and writing that hooks you right into this complex plot.” —Major Spoilers
“Second Chances presents a fascinating, complicated new hero who’s driven by his own dark past to help give people their own second chance at life. Sharp, interesting characters and expressive, kinetic art. Don’t miss this one!” —Jay Faerber
“Fascinating story by Ricky Mammone, powerful art by Max Bertolini, Image has another gem on its roster. I’m going to be first in line for the next issue of Second Chances.” —Ron Marz
“Second Chances is damn good comics. And, even better, Ricky Mammone is a writer with a voice and a vision that gives me hope that our medium does have a future.” —Joe Casey
“Second Chances could be a truly iconic work, revitalizing noir comics with its irresistibly imaginative nature.” —Comic Book Resources
“Second Chances is a blistering debut full of stylish action, thought-provoking plot twists, and a timeless sense of style. Mammone crafts a metaphor-laden neo-noir that weaves between genres as gracefully as protagonist Leblanc weaves in and out of trouble, while Bertolini delivers a stylish, black and white fever dream full of bullets and femme fatales that leap off the page. Highly recommended, and I can’t wait to see what these creators do next.” —Frank Barbiere
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