Oni Press has announced writer Ed Brisson, and Italian artist Alessandro Micelli have teamed for a new action/adventure series, The Ballad of Sang.
Kidnapped off the streets of the Philippines as an infant and trained as a child assassin, Sang has never had a childhood. All he’s ever known is killing and the kindness of his master, Chen, the closest thing Sang has to a father. When Sang’s enthusiasm botches a job, it brings the wrath of Don Minchella down on the pair, resulting in Chen’s murder. Barely escaping with his own life—and with Minchella’s severed arm in tow—Sang swears revenge, while every gang in the city mobilizes to return him to Minchella, dead or alive.
Oni Press says this series is a blend of “mature audience violence, humor, and pathos,” so this is probably not one to give to first graders.
The Ballad of Sang is scheduled to arrive on March 7, 2018.