Black Market From BOOM! Studios Explores Superhero DNA As Panacea

What if the blood of superheroes could cure every disease in the world? That's the question explored in the new four-issue mini series Black Market, coming this July from writer Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts) and artist Victor Santos (Filthy Rich). The series is published by BOOM! Studios.

Ray Willis is a broken man, a disgraced medical examiner making ends meet by preparing corpses at a funeral parlor and trying to care of his ill wife. His scientific genius is being wasted…that is, until his estranged criminal brother Denny shows up on his doorstep, supposedly cleaned up and proposing an once-in-a-lifetime partnership to cure not just cancer, but all disease. The catch? It exists within the DNA of superheroes.

"From Irredeemable, to Suicide Risk, to Translucid, we've shown time and again that we love to explore the dark corners of the superhero genre and really push those boundaries in unexpected directions," said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. "Frank and Victor are the perfect combination to tell this story of a decent man whose back is against the wall, and the cost it has on your soul to care for the ones you love."

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Black Market #1 goes on sale July 16th.