Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

As ever, I consider Alex De Campi to be one of the finest modern day comic book writers, seemingly blacklisted by both Marvel and DC for being, well, a cheeky scamp, at a time when everyone seems to want a really bland life. Well, her new comic book with Victor Santos is being published by Gallery 13, the new Simon & Schuster imprint that has just bought up the graphic novel adaptations of Stephen King's Dark Tower from Marvel Comics. And it's called Bad Girls which instantly seems to tap more into her Grindhouse comics than her My Little Pony work. But who knows.

In this heart-pounding, starkly colored, and visually stunning graphic novel, three women have twelve hours to get out of Cuba with six-million dollars on the night of New Year's Eve 1958. Gangster's moll Carole, jazz singer Taffy, and mambo queen Ana all have their reasons for needing to escape the El Eden Casino in Havana. And on the tumultuous night of New Year's Eve, when Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees the country and the nation falls to Fidel Castro, they get their chance… with the help of six suitcases filled with stolen dirty money. Of course, it's one thing to get the cash… and quite another to get off the island alive.

Look for it on July 17th in bookstores and July 18th in comic book stores. I will be,

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

 

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

Preview: Alex De Campi and Victor Santos' Bad Girls from Gallery 13

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.