If you were wondering what Magdalene Visaggio was teasing on Twitter earlier this week by posting an image of a girl inside an M with a decidedly 80s feel, take your pick.
M is for writer Mags? M is for artist Marley Zarcone? M is for colorist irMa Kniivila? Okay, that last one was a bit of a stretch. But M is definitely for Marilyn Manor, a new 4-issue miniseries that heads back to 1981 for what Visaggio described to The Hollywood Reporter's Graeme "Graham" McMillan as "like an apocalypse directed by John Hughes." In Marilyn Manor, the daughter of the President of the United States decides to through a massive house party in the White House. Chaos and shenanigans straight out of an 80s comedy ensue, but also adventure and mystery straight out of something like The Goonies, as THR's report promises "seances, secret passageways, and time-bending mystical romps."
All of that in four issues?
"We've been trying to capture the feel, the excitement, the energy of the rise of the New Romantics, of the decade that embraced excess and excitement in hugely over-the-top ways, and filled it with chaos and insanity," Visaggio said of the project, while Black Crown's Shelley Bond said, "Marilyn Manor is for readers who like a bit of pop art and revisionist history with their coming-of-age satire."
The book doesn't have a release date yet, but is expected to come out later this year.