Ask For Mercy: A New Comic From Richard Starkings And Abz-J-Harding

At Thought Bubble in Leeds last weekend, I did one of my quick runaround the marquees and halls of the show, including coming across Richard Starkings, sitting next to Abz-J-Harding — or Abigail Harding — in the Leeds Town Hall Marquee.

Ask For Mercy: A New Comic From Richard Starkings And Abz-J-Harding

We recently mentioned that Starkings' series Elephantmen — for which Harding contributed art for an issue last year, Elephantmen #72 — was coming to an end in December with issue 80, as he had long promised.

Ask For Mercy: A New Comic From Richard Starkings And Abz-J-Harding

But Starkings confirmed that it is not the end for Elephantmen and that the characters, the comic, will return — in some form. And that he has a new project with Harding, a six-issue comic book series called Ask For Mercy. He won't say where or when…

You can see the evidence below.

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