The mafia meets the supernatural in I Love Trouble, a new comic written by Kel Symons (producer of The Dungeon Masters, a D&D documentary) and drawn by Mark Robinson (Storm Shadow, Skrull Kill Krew) to be published by Image this December.
The book’s protagonist is one Felicia Castro, a con woman from New Orleans who flees to the Midwest to avoid a mobster. En route to her new home, her plane crashes, which leads her to discover she has the ability of teleportation. Rather than use her newfound skill as a way out of her shady past, she decides to ramp up her criminal activities. She really does love trouble, apparently.
“It’s not a superhero story, yet it needs to capture the same excitement and sense of the fantastic that Eisner puts into his work,” Robinson said in the book’s solicitation. “I want people to see the characters do things in this book that puts them right in the middle of a scene from their own life.”
This is the first comic series for Symons, who normally works as a producer/developer/director in Hollywood. His past credits include The Sum of All Fears, Invictus, Excavating the 2000-Year-Old Man and the aforementioned The Dungeon Masters.
If interested in other mafia/supernatural hybrids, you may also like Turf, a tale of the mob, vampires and aliens in Prohibition-era New York, which Image originally published from 2010-2011. It was created by the team of British talk show host Jonathan Ross and artist Tommy Lee Edwards.