Humanoids’ MEYER is a Fictional Biography of the Legendary Jewish Mobster (Preview)
by William Pace · Published · Updated
So if you’ve ever seen the movie “Mobsters” starring Christian Slater as Lucky Luciano and Patrick Dempsey as Meyer Lansky. Then you need to check out this preview of this graphic novel of the man, the myth, the legend MEYER a fictional biography of Meyer Lansky by writer Jonathan Lang (Feeding Ground) and acclaimed international artist Andrea Mutti (Rebels), featuring a cover by Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves) and colorist Andre Szymanowicz and lettering by A Larger World Studios. If you’re a fan of this genre then this is one you won’t want to miss!
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Cover Artist: Shawn Martinbrough
A Breaking Bad-style imaginary biography of the legendary Jewish mobster, Meyer Lansky, as he attempts to organize his very last con job. Meyer Lansky is dead… or at least that’s what he wants his enemies to believe. But the old man has one last job to pull off, and he can’t do it alone. Once he recruits an innocent bystander, their journey propels them headlong into an adventure filled with murder and malice-an ending neither could possibly have foreseen.
In Shops: Sep 18, 2019
Humanoids, the Los Angeles-based publisher of some of the world’s most iconic and groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, is publishing MEYER, a fictional biography of Meyer Lansky by writer Jonathan Lang (Feeding Ground) and acclaimed international artist Andrea Mutti (Rebels), featuring a cover by Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves), colors by Andre Szymanowicz and lettering by A Larger World Studios. The original graphic novel MEYER imagines the legendary Jewish mobster’s very last con job. As you might expect, there are some unforeseen complications.
In this sun-soaked noir set in Miami Beach, Meyer Lansky is dead… or at least that’s what he wants his enemies to believe. But the old man has one last job to pull off, and he can’t do it alone. Once he recruits an innocent bystander, their journey propels them headlong into an adventure filled with murder and malice, towards an ending neither could possibly have foreseen.
“The imaginary biography of famed Jewish gangster Meyer Lansky is a shambling, South Florida buddy quest where the Golden Fleece is a man’s legacy,” said writer Jonathan Lang. “MEYER puts a bullet in the head of historical fiction, leaving a pulsing body with Miami noir pumping through its veins.”
The highly anticipated graphic novel goes on sale in bookstores on September 24, 2019, and in comic shops on September 24, 2019.
Here’s what critics are saying about MEYER:
“Deftly written by Los Angeles-based author and filmmaker Jonathan Lang (Feeding Ground) …This is a 120-page, darkly comedic coming-of-age quest stuffed full of hardcore Breaking Bad-style imagery amid a fictional biography of the legendary Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky as he attempts to organize his very last caper.”—SYFY WIRE
“A different kind of gangster tale… Meyer is both funny and thoughtful, a story about aging, self-fulfillment, friendship, and legacies.”—AiPT Comics
“A thrilling, funny, and touching alternate history… As gangsters so often become figures of folktale, Lang and Mutti’s romp takes inspiration from the Maxwell Scott quote, ‘When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.'”— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
About Humanoids: Co-founded by legendary creator Mœbius, HUMANOIDS released its first graphic novels 44 years ago in Paris, France, and has published thousands of titles since, including international bestsellers and iconic series such as The Incal and Barbarella. Based in Hollywood, California, with branches in Paris, London, and Tokyo, Humanoids is currently developing multiple film adaptations of its books.
Jonathan Lang was born in Liege, Belgium. He is a comic writer and filmmaker. He began his writing career as a film critic for the Miami New Times. His short film, The Showing, received a Van Gogh Award for directing at the 2015 Amsterdam International Film Festival. A Miami native, he grew up fishing and diving in Islamorada. As a child, he was regaled by stories of his grandfather working as a numbers runner for Tough Jews, Murder, Inc. He conceived of Meyer while volunteering as a companion to a 101-year-old resident in a retirement home. He is the writer/co-creator of the critically acclaimed, Feeding Ground (Archaia), which was optioned by Pressman Films in 2014. He was a contributor to Occupy Comics (Black Mask). He has written for IDW’s Garbage Pail Kids and lived his childhood dream of creating a GPK. His miniseries Plunder was published by BOOM! in 2015. He is a Brooklyn transplant now living in Los Angeles.
Andrea Mutti broke into the industry in 1994, by first working with popular Italian publishing houses Xenia Edizioni and Fenix. In 1996, he established an international presence by signing projects with the U.S. Star Comics. In the years to follow, his passion and talent led him to collaborations with esteemed creators and editors in Italy (Bonelli, Mondadori, Playpress, Ancora, Jackson Libri, Tedeschi), France (Albin Michel, Glénat, Soleil, Casterman) and the U.S. as a key illustrator for Marvel (X-Men, Punisher), DC (Batman, Hellblazer, DMZ), Boom (Evil Empire), Dark Horse (Conan, Rebels), and Image (Port of Earth).
Shawn Martinbrough is the author of How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling, published by Random House and reprinted in several languages. He is a critically acclaimed creator/artist whose DC Comics, Marvel and Dark Horse Comics projects include Batman: Detective Comics, Luke Cage Noir, Captain America, The Black Panther, and Hellboy.