Croix-Noire #1


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CROIX-NOIRE – a new 7 episode series starring Ace Hansel Jr

To control your own emotions is a power.

To control other people’s emotions is a SUPERPOWER!

Step into the world of Croix Noire, but watch your back. This is not the safest place to be. Croix Noire is one of the roughest areas in France, full of deadbeats, drug addicts and hookers. And that’s just the municipal library! Based on a novella by Bafta winner David Quantick , drawn by Mike Collins (Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Dr Who) and scripted and art-directed by Mike Batt.

Ace Hansel Jr is the self-appointed guardian of Croix-Noire. It’s a dirty job but somebody has to do it. He is aided and abetted by his sidekick Lt Colonel John Talbot- an ex Foreign Legion buddy of Ace’s dad, Ace Hansel Sr, who  gave his life saving the Colonel from an assassination attempt in the Middle East. Ace Jr has been saved from a life of crime by the retired army colonel who has made money from his inventions, and created for Ace a way around his dislike for guns and killing.

He has worked out how to harness emotions and to turn them against the bad guys. The duo have an elaborate lair underneath the local Cathedral, accessed via the Pharmacie run by the colonel as a front for the operation.

Monthly from April 2022, and in newsagents every 3rd Wednesday from May!

Each issue also includes the corresponding prose novel chapter

36 pages  - £3.99


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