Your Favorite Freak Show: Show’s End Continues
- Mad Cave Studios
- Written by Anthony Cleveland
- Illustrated by Jef Sadzinski
- Colors by Fabi Marques
- Letters by Justin Birch
This summer, your favorite freak show is back! Mad Cave Studios continues its beloved horror series by Anthony Clevland; Show’s End: The Second Coming, as a digital exclusive.
“Cults, flesh sculptors, and chainsaws —Show’s End vol. 2 is horror fantasy at its absolute maddest.” says Anthony Cleveland. “This is a project the team and I have been eager to share with fans since we wrapped volume 1. The story is bigger, we get closer to our characters, and the monsters run wild. Grab your taffy apples & ‘shine and come back to the Show with us…”
For fans of the physical formats, the trade paperback is included with your subscription! When you subscribe to a series through Mad cave’s website, you’ll receive all the digital issues monthly, and at the end of the run have the full volume in your hands.
Limited to a print run of 100, Tim Daniel kicks Show’s End off with a bang with this Mad Cave Exclusive. If you’re quick, the first 50 readers to subscribe to Show’s End: The Second Coming will receive this variant with their series subscription!
After the incidents of Show’s End Vol. 1, what’s left of Daxton Rickles’ Circus is now performing on street corners to get by, but a series of mysterious murders surrounding our troop forces them to head south for safety in a town operated and occupied by circus performers.
However, the town is no longer what it once was. It is now ruled by a young, charismatic cult figure named Leviticus “Miss Levy” Jones, who believes those born “deformed” are the only ones truly perfect in the eyes of the creator. The longer the group stays, the more sinister the town is revealed to be.
Meanwhile, a forgotten figure from Loralye’s past lurks in the distance and is coming to reveal her true path.
Anthony Cleveland began writing comics after departing from his position as County Coroner Deputy to pursue self-publishing. Shortly after, he was selected in Mad Cave Studios’ talent search and went on to write the hit series Show’s End, Stargazer, and a short in Grimm Tales from the Cave, a horror anthology showcasing many of today’s top talents in the genre. Anthony lives in Indiana with his wife and three children.
Jeferson has been working as a professional illustrator and comic book artist for over five years. His interest in sequential art first came from watching cartoons as a child.
“I’m glad to have been part of such an amazing creative team responsible for bringing to life another adventure that takes place in the universe of Show’s End.” Saszinski shares. “Each new chapter reveals something hidden in the shadows, something monstrous that threatens our beloved characters and makes us quickly turn the pages looking for what will come next.“
Fabi Marques is a Brazilian colorist from São Paulo. In addition to many independent projects she’s done work for Brazilian and global publishers including Panini, Ubisoft, Mad Cave, Dauntless, Boom Studios and DC Comics. Her debut was 2016’s “The Secret of the Woods”, drawn by Felipe Nunes and written by Rafael Albuquerque. That same year she also participated in the anthology Femme Magnifique, a comic book anthology salute to 50 magnificent women who take names, crack ceilings, and change the game in pop, politics, art, and science which was nominated for an Eisner in the best anthology category. In 2020 she was chosen to represent Brazil in a special anthology called Batman: The World, which had groups of creators telling Batman stories set in their own home countries. In 2021, she was the winner of the coveted Angelo Agostini award for best colorist, a traditional award for Brazilian comics.
She is currently working on 3 multiple graphic novels she’s excited to announce soon.
Outside of comics, Fabi hosts the podcast 1001 Crimes that was just signed as exclusive by Spotify, and in her spare time she is learning how to play the guitar and likes to walk with her dog Ramona. She’s also a vegan, anti-fascist and proud latina.
She believes that colors can be to comics what soundtracks are to movies
Fabi Marques shares, “Show’s End was a very fun book to work on and I feel very honored to be amongst such talented artists. From the beginning the script introduces the characters and pushes the protagonist towards the limelight with each moment of dialogue, it successfully keeps a lid on the overarching mystery.”
Show’s End: The Second Coming #1 will be available on the Mad Cave site and wherever else you read your digital comics on July 27, 2022. The printed #1s will be exclusively on the Mad Cave site.
Mad Cave Studios is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded by Mark London in 2014 driven by madness and committed to quality. For additional information, visit madcavestudios.com.