Hello and welcome to Comic Book Herald’s Hickmania, a series running through 2022 where we’ll be reading and analyzing the creator-owned works of writer Jonathan Hickman, from his debut The Nightly News through to his most recent output. We’ll be reading one creator-owned work a month through 2022, and each month I’ll release a new analysis with a new guest discussing the comic!
Today we’re talking The Black Monday Murders and I’m joined by Harry Kassen! We’ll analyze the work in depth, so expect spoilers! In its incredibly inventive 8 issues, The Black Monday Murders is a remarkable (to be completed!) tale of magic, murder, mystery, money and the secret history of wealth!
Previously: Past episodes of Hickmania
Topics today include:
- Is this Hickman’s best comic?
- How do these 8 issues predict House of X and Powers of X?
- Will The Black Monday Murders ever finish? What mysteries are we most excited about if it does?
The Black Monday Murders is:
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Tomm Coker
Colors: Michael Garland
Letters: Rus Wooton
February 2022 – Pax Romana
August 2022 – God is Dead
October 2022 – The Dying and the Dead
November 2022 – The Black Monday Murders
December 2022 – Decorum
December 2022 – 3W3M