This May, a new series from Mad Cave Studios will examine the power of storytelling. Monomyth is a new fantasy series from the creative team of writer David Hazan, artist Cecilia Lo Valvo, colorist Marissa Louise, and letterer Lucas Gattoni. It follows the descendants of the world’s last magic users as they come together to face off against new threats – and each other.
Here’s how Mad Cave describes Monomyth:
Magic is all but extinct. When the last ailing wizard casts a final desperate spell to summon the descendants of ancient bloodlines to a school for magic now in disrepair…those chosen ones find a horror of the likes they’ve never experienced. They will have to confront the deepest parts of themselves, their tragic pasts, and defeat each other in order to survive the ordeal.
Monomyth is the latest Mad Cave Studios series from writer David Hazan, who co-created the series Nottingham with artist Shane Connery Volk. It’s also the latest Mad Cave work for artist Cecilia Lo Valvo, who contributed art for a story in 2021’s Grimm Tales from the Cave anthology.
In a statement announcing the new series, Hazan and letterer Lucas Gattoni both expressed their enthusiasm at bringing Monomyth to readers:
“Monomyth has been a wonderful opportunity to explore both the magic of storytelling as well as to plumb its darkest recesses…because maybe it’s just me, but if I ever got a letter inviting me to a school for magic, I’d tear it up!” said writer David Hazan. “And Cecilia and Marissa together have done such a wonderful job of illustrating that juxtaposition between wonder and terror as our cast discover that magic is both everything and nothing like what they imagined. Lucas’ innovative letters only intensify the mystery and terror in a world where magic is stories.”
“David is one of my favorite collaborators and an amazing up-and-coming writer, so when I got called to work on a dark magic book with him I didn’t have to think twice about it!,” said letterer Lucas Gattoni. “Cecilia and Marissa are killing it in art and colors so I hope I can bring my A-game lettering to it as well. Can’t wait for everyone to check this one out!”
Check out the variant cover for the first issue of the series by Shane Connery Volk below. Monomyth #1 is set to arrive in stores and digitally in May.