Black Ghost

Monica Gallagher and Alex Segura

The following is an exclusive excerpt from Black Ghost, by Monica Gallagher and Alex Segura. In this third installment, Lara Dominguez’s life is spiraling out of control. When she tries to seek help from a friend, things get more complicated, and soon she uncovers a giant conspiracy that places the entire city at risk.

A note from the writers…

“Drinking and casual heroism don’t mix … right? Unless you’re Lara Dominguez, and you’re half in and half out of the whole vigilante scene, unsure if your identity is disgruntled former reporter, or pathetic ex … or reluctant neighborhood hero? In Issue #3 of The Black Ghost, Lara is tiptoeing (stumbling) towards her new future, but one that no one (especially herself) is quite sure she’s ready for…”

—Monica Gallagher (co-writer)

“The third issue is really a turning point for the series—and for our protagonist, Lara Dominguez. This is where we see her finally decide to not only chronicle what’s going on in her new city, Creighton, but to get involved, to become a hero. But can she handle the responsibility while still grappling with her own addictions and demons? Can she step into the role of the Black Ghost? Some of those questions will be answered, and new ones will be raised.

Monica, George, and the entire team are putting together a love letter to street level vigilante heroes, but with a modern, crime fiction twist. We’re blending our favorite things – whether it be PI fiction, Veronica Mars and Buffy, or our own work on things like Lethal LIt—together to try and make it a unique and memorable take on the genre. I like to think it’s a superhero-adjacent story, and is much more about Lara’s journey as a person than what she does with the mask on. We’re really proud of it.”

—Alex Segura (co-writer)


From Black Ghost by Alex Segura and Monica Gallagher. Used with the permission of the publisher, Comixology. Copyright © 2019 by Alex Segura and Monica Gallagher.

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