Delving into the world of magic and mystery, writer Joshua Starnes introduces us to the strange world of Leo Bloom. Leo is a private detective. His partner is a Box. A magic Box from which he can take whatever he can imagine… some of the time. But when he’s framed for the kidnapping of a prominent scholar Leo suspects a plot to take his prized possession from him. Can he find out before either the police or the Mafia find him?
A classical noir story in the vein of The Maltese Falcon and The Long Goodbye, but with a magical twist, The Box introduces us to a world of monsters and murder right next door to our everyday lives. “This is a special story that’s been in my head for a long time,” Starnes said. “I’ve always wanted to do a private detective story and I’ve been looking at a new way to approach it and this is exactly that. Whatever you think The Box is, it is something different all together.”
Starnes is joined by exciting newcomer Raymond Estrada (Cult Heroes) to create a world of tiger headed mobsters, immortal bagmen and crotchety homicide lieutenants. Red 5 Comics will release the four issue series monthly from August to November, 2021.