“What If Ivanka Got Woke?” That’s the great promotional strapline behind new comic book series Billionaire Killers by writer Matteo Pizzolo and artist Soo Lee from Black Mask Comics asking “what if” the children of the .0001% rejected their family legacies of global brutality and tore down the billionaire patriarchy?
“Billionaire Killers is about a new generation assessing the terrible things done by the previous generation,” said Matteo Pizzolo. “In simplest terms, Billionaire Killers asks: what if someone like Ivanka Trump became radicalized?”
In Billionaire Killers, the CEO of ExxonMobil is America’s Secretary Of State, a hedge fund manager worth $300 million is the Secretary Of The Treasury and a lawyer who sued the EPA 14 times is head of the EPA. It’s a world where the President stops even bothering to hide the fact that America is ruled by corporations; a world where the next generation declares: enough. The series follows two young women, Sera and Pru, heiresses to their industrialist fathers’ empires, who come to learn the patriarchs of their families earned their fortunes by causing global suffering, and then decide to go to war against their own parents.
Billionaire Killers is a standalone, ongoing comic book series that expands on Young Terrorists, the comic by Pizzolo and artist Amancay Nahuelpan. “You can think of Billionaire Killers as Young Terrorists Year One, but it also completely works as an altogether new narrative. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past five years at Black Mask it’s that readers love wild, fearless, passionate comics, and that’s what Soo Lee and I are aiming for here” says Pizzolo.
BILLIONAIRE KILLERS #1
(W) Matteo Pizzolo (A) Soo Lee
What if the children of the .0001% reject their family legacies of global brutality and tear down the billionaire patriarchy? The new ongoing series BILLIONAIRE KILLERS returns to the provocative world of YOUNG TERRORISTS for a standalone story about corruption, conspiracy, and what happens when the next generation vows to burn it all down. We live in an age where the CEO of ExxonMobil can be America’s Secretary Of State. A hedge fund manager worth $300 million is the Secretary Of The Treasury. A lawyer who sued the EPA 14 times is head of the EPA. In BILLIONAIRE KILLERS, the children of elites discover their fathers are not just titans of finance and politics, but grand masters of international crime empires spanning corrupt governments, arms manufacturers, international banks, and even terrorist groups. From writer Matteo Pizzolo [CALEXIT, YOUNG TERRORISTS] and your new favorite artist Soo Lee [FANTOMAH] comes a family saga about an elder generation that went to extreme lengths for power, and the younger generation forced to look at the parents they love and reject the bloodied legacy handed down to them. It’s a world where the President stops even bothering to hide the fact that America is ruled by corporations; a world where the next generation declares: enough.In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
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