The Trauma Of Being A Hero - Preview Ashes: A Firefighter's Tale From Z2 Comics

The Trauma Of Being A Hero – Preview Ashes: A Firefighter’s Tale From Z2 Comics

Posted by August 24, 2015 Comment

Part of Z2 Comics launch of new comics will include the original graphic novel Ashes: A Firefighter’s Tale, written by Mario Candelaria and illustrated by Karl Slominski. The book is heavily New York-centric and explores the life of a young man who suffers an extreme injury on the job and has to cope with the impact on his life.

STK678578Z2 describe this as one of their books about “everyday heroes” and comic creator Dean Haspiel comments that in Ashes “Mario Candelaria excavates the universal truths from everyday life”. The book is presented in lavish black and white inking and Z2 describe the story thus:

ASHES: A FIREFIGHTER’S TALE written by Mario Candelaria (UNLAWFUL GOOD) with art by Karl Slominski (GOLGOTHA), takes readers along for the ride with New York firefighter. Matt always had an easygoing life. Girls liked him, his friends were like family and being a firefighter came naturally. But his life changed in an instant when he lost his leg trying to save the last person trapped in a burning building. A riveting tale about perseverance, hard work, and overcoming the odds, ASHES is a gripping tale told in evocative black and white.

And here’s our 5 page preview of a particularly emotive sequence:

Ashes_Page_035 Ashes_Page_036 Ashes_Page_037 Ashes_Page_038 Ashes_Page_039 Ashes_Page_040Ashes: A Firefighter’s Tale will arrive in shops on October 7th and is currently listed in Previews World with order code: AUG151855

About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

(Last Updated August 24, 2015 12:18 pm )

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