Hotline Miami Comic Launches in Behemoth September 2020 Solicitations

In September, Behemoth Comics is launching the comic book series, Hotline Miami: Wildlife #1 in print, based on the hit indie video game franchise, Hotline Miami. Hotline has a reputation of being one of the better indie games of all-time.

For the variant Hotline #1 "Banned in Russia" variant cover with the Russian text, the creative team has a story behind it. "I just really liked the work the Russian pirates did when they stole the digital version of Hotline Miami: Wildlife #1 and illegally translated it to Russian without permission and I also liked the idea of "stealing" something back from the pirates". Basically, the publisher stole the pirate logo placed on the comic, and applied it to their new cover.

Here's a look at the solicitation and the other titles Behemoth has solicited for September 2020.

Hotline Miami Comic Launches in Behemoth September 2020 Solicitations.
Hotline Miami Comic Launches in Behemoth September 2020 Solicitations.

HOTLINE MIAMI: WILDLIFE #1

WRITER: Federico Chemello & Maurizio Furini
ARTIST: Alberto Massaggia
COVER: Alberto Massaggia

SEPTEMBER 9th / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

Presenting a monthly comic series based on the multi-million unit selling indie video game franchise, Hotline Miami! This oversized first-issue features an original spin-off story in the Hotline Miami universe told from the perspective of a new character, Chris, and his struggle to deal with a coming war, his tendency towards self-destruction, and the mysterious pseudo-patriots of 50 Blessings.

Hotline Miami Comic Launches in Behemoth September 2020 Solicitations.
Hotline Miami Comic Launches in Behemoth September 2020 Solicitations.

HOTLINE MIAMI: WILDLIFE #1A

WRITER: Federico Chemello & Maurizio Furini
ARTIST: Alberto Massaggia
COVER: Alberto Massaggia

SEPTEMBER 9th / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

Get the "Banned in Russia" variant! Featuring the logos we totally didn't rip straight from the illegally Russian translated issues.

Hotline Miami Comic Launches in Behemoth September 2020 Solicitations.
Hotline Miami Comic Launches in Behemoth September 2020 Solicitations.

CARDINAL DAGON #2

WRITER: Massimo Rosi
ARTIST: Giuseppe Costabile (art), Renato Stevanato (colors), Mattia Gentili (letters)
COVER: Giuseppe Costabile (art), Renato Stevanato (colors), Massimo Rosi (design)

SEPTEMBER 16th / 28 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Preparations begin for the most exclusive end of the world party, all organized by the fantastic Satanist dandy cardinal who works for the Anti-Vatican in order to bring the Anti-Christ back to Earth. Where will you be when the party begins? Well, our Cardinal Dagon will be in America, ready to unleash a pandemic.

Hotline Miami Comic Launches in Behemoth September 2020 Solicitations

THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN & HELL

WRITER: Enéias Tavares
ARTIST: Fred Rubim
COVER: Enéias Tavares

SEPTEMBER 23rd / 96 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

At the end of the 18th century the English poet William Blake contacted a powerful demon. Centuries later, the fates of a tormented hitman, a luxury prostitute, a corrupt spiritual leader, and a visionary artist merge into a rereading of the book permeated with blood, desire and revenge! For fans of Tarantino films.

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