Written by Anthony Cleveland
Art & Cover by Jeff Sadzinski
Color & Cover by Julian Gonzalez
Letters by Justin Birch
Edited by Giovanna T. Orozco, Chris Fernandez, & Brian Hawkins
Logo Design by Miguel Angel Zapata
Book Design by Andrew S. Zea
Coming in August from Mad Cave Studios, Show’s End, a supernatural drama set in late 1920s Georgia, is the story of twelve-year-old Loralye, a runaway with a secret.
In This Issue: Daxton Rickles’ World Famous Circus of Oddities and Curiosities is something of a safe haven for society’s outcasts. Loralye encounters them by accident late one night and is enchanted by the lights and the noise, but Rickles is concerned that the girl is to much of a “norm” to stay with the show. The fortune teller, Vaddy, is able to see something in Loralye—something Loralye doens’t even understand herself—and convinces Rickles to let her stay.
Little do they know that Loralye’s sweet exterior hides something more outlandish and wild than anything they’ve ever encountered, and it will change their hodge-podge family of misfits in a way no one could ever have foreseen.
My Two Cents: There’s no questioning why Anthony Cleveland and Jeff Sadzinski were selected winners in the 2018 Mad Cave Studios Talent Search. Cleveland has created a solid narrative with intriguing characters and just enough historical foundation to ground the reader in the familiar but also allow them to lean into the supernatural elements of the story. Sadzinski’s art has a visual depth which keeps you looking for what lurks in the shadows while still drawing the eye immediately to the intended focal point of the panel. Show’s End has the makings of a great story, and it should be a fun series to follow.