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“A Call To Arms” #3 – Pages 19-20


THE BLACK COAT is America's first superspy! Set in New York City in the days before the Revolutionary War, The Black Coat fights against the British and forces of the occult to protect the burgeoning nation. It's action packed fun that Chuck Dixon calls " kind of comics!"

The Black Coat was originally published by Ape Entertainment in 2006. Over the next 8 years, several series, one-shots, and graphic novels were printed and met with critical success. In the summer of 2020, we'll begin an exciting journey and publish the entire collection online in webcomic format, 4 pages every week. So whether you're new to the series or a long-time Black Coat fan, stop back every MONDAY and THURSDAY for new page uploads and enjoy the complete adventures of The Black Coat!

Getting Ready for Comic-Con!

SDCC07Comic Con is less than a week away and we’re gearing up for a great show! This will be my (Ben’s) second Comic-Con but my first at a booth and I’m pretty excited. I’ll be hanging out with tons of other Ape creators at Ape’s booth (# 2105). There should be lots for all of you BC fans to see and do at the booth. We’ll have trade Paperbacks and the latest issue of “…Or Give Me Death” on sale (sorry , no issue 2 yet…), I’ll be signing books and doing sketches as well.  Just look for the Black Coat standup and the Ape banner! More updates coming soon!

Black Coat: “…Or Give me Death” issue 2 Preview pages

Hey all, We’ve posted a few preview pages of BC:OGMD issue 2 so swing by and have a look. We’re sorry for the delay, and we’re working as fast and hard as we can to get the books to shops as quickly as possible. Thanks to everyone for their patience and for sticking with us. Hopefully, these gorgeous pages will hold everyone over in the meantime. In other news, The Black Coat has been making the podcasting rounds. The guys over at Comic News Insider interviewed Francesco at Heroes in Charlotte a few weeks back. Here’s a link: Reviews for the first issue have also been pouring in. Most recently, FanBoyFaceOff gave the book a once over. Here’s a link to the review: Lastly, look for The Black Coat at the Ape Entertainment booth at the San Diego Comic-con (booth #2105) at the end of the month (7/26 – 7/29). We’ll be signing books and doing sketches all weekend long! Be sure to stop by and say ‘hi!’ Thanks to everyone! -ben