Oni Brings Out The Midnight Mover
By Brian Jacks
Oni Press has announced MIDNIGHT MOVER, a four-issue miniseries by crime maestro Gary Phillips and his accomplices, artists Jeremy Love and Jeff Wasson. Featuring covers by HARLEY QUINN artist Mike Huddleston (THE COFFIN), this tale of sex and murder features the seedy world of the Los Angeles porn industry more commonly found on late night pay cable than in comic books.
“Gary Phillips isn’t like other comic writers,” said series editor James Lucas Jones. “He brings a different kind of wit, experience, and point-of-view to a North American comic scene that often seems stagnant. SHOT CALLERZ, his first comics work, brought the intensity and street-level brutality of his prose to a whole new audience. MIDNIGHT MOVER promises the same urban thrills and even crazier characters.”
Describing MIDNIGHT MOVER, Oni says it is a "story of dominatrix detectives and past-their-prime porn stars follows ex-military man and current stoner Danny Shaw. For Danny, blunts keep the pain of his existence dull and bearable while chaperonin’ hos keeps the rent paid. But when a girl gets knifed on his watch, Danny can kiss all that goodbye and say hello to life on the lam."
“I can’t be anybody but me,” Phillips commented. “These are the kinds of characters I like to write about. Down, dirty, but in the end redeemable. This is the city I like to write about. It’s my home and there ain’t no place on Earth like L.A. This book is all me—big, bold, and unashamed.”