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.
Z2 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: A Firefighter’s Tale will arrive in shops on October 7th and is currently listed in Previews World with order code: AUG151855