Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer (and former Paste contributor) Magdalene Visaggio is everywhere these days, from Eternity Girl and various anthologies at DC Comics to a Comixology original series to the ongoing saga of Kim & Kim at her original publishing home of Black Mask Studios—and starting this February, she can add Dark Horse Comics to that list when she joins artist Corin Howell, colorist Valentina Pinto and letterer Zakk Saam for Calamity Kate, a modern-day monster-hunting misadventure.
Calamity Kate follows the titular Kate Strand after she shakes off her destructive tendencies and hikes out to Los Angeles to fulfill her dream of becoming a gun-toting monster killer. With this signficant career change, Kate comes face to face with new challenges, unexpected relationships and plenty of competition, especially when it comes to the biggest monster bounty in the land: The Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore. Zombies, vampires, demons, goblins and plenty of California drama await readers.
The first of four issues of Calamity Kate hits shelves and digital retailers February 13, 2019, and is available for pre-order now. Check out Paste’s exclusive first look at Howell and Pinto’s cover art below.
Calamity Kate #1 Cover Art by Corin Howell & Valentina Pinto