"'Be Gay Do Crimes' as pure pop art."—Kieron Gillen, The Wicked + The Divine, Die
"Sebastian Harlow is the most exciting new character in years!" —Chip Zdarsky, Batman, Newburn
A sinister and sexy five-issue miniseries, Sins of the Black Flamingo by critically acclaimed writer Andrew Wheeler (DC’s JLQ, Marvel Voices: Pride) and superstar DC Comics artist Travis Moore (Wonder Woman, Nightwing, Superman: Son of Kal-El) will launch from Image Comics in June for Pride Month 2022.
With colors by Tamra Bonvillain (Wonder Woman, Crush & Lobo) and lettering by Aditya Bidikar (Arkham City: The Order of the World, John Constantine: Hellblazer), Sins of the Black Flamingo not only boasts one of the strongest creative lineups of the year, it's also one of the few American comic books from an all-queer creative team.
"Positive representation is vitally important," said Wheeler. "But we also need complicated, messy, queer anti-heroes, and the Black Flamingo is messy as f*ck!"
Occult Noir. Miami Sleaze. In Sins of the Black Flamingo, Sebastian Harlow is the eponymous Black Flamingo, a flamboyant and narcissistic thief who gets his kicks stealing mystic artifacts from the wealthy and corrupt of Miami’s occult underground. But when his latest job leads him to his biggest score so far, the hedonistic outlaw discovers something he wasn’t looking for—something to believe in.
Wheeler added: "With Sins of the Black Flamingo I want to introduce readers to a glamorous, tawdry world of dark secrets and queer spectacle that's unlike anything they've experienced before. Thanks to the incredible talents of Travis, Tamra, and Aditya, I think that's exactly what readers are going to get! These artists are the best in the business, and I'm so proud to be working with them!"
Sins of the Black Flamingo #1 (Diamond Code APR220081) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 29.
Sins of the Black Flamingo #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.