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    The Black Coat is America's first superspy! Set in New York City in the days before the Revolutionary War, The Black Coat fights against the British and forces of the occult to protect the burgeoning nation. It's action packed fun that Chuck Dixon calls " kind of comics!"

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‘The Blackest Dye’ 9-Page Preview!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
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Check it out, then be sure to order your copy from your local comic retailer. ORDER NUMBER: SEP13 0866  

‘The Blackest Dye’ now available for pre-order!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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For all non-kickstarter backers (or backers looking for extra copies), the new crowdfunded graphic novel will be made available through comic shops and can be pre-ordered NOW through Diamond’s Previews catalog.  The book is still scheduled to make it out to Kickstarter backers in October or early November. It should hit stores later in November [...]

Black Coat Launches Custom Comic App!

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
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  Thursday May 16, 2013 For Immediate Release: The Black Coat Goes Independent (Again) with Custom Comic App America’s first superspy, the Colonial swashbuckler known as ‘The Black Coat’ has been featured in print comics since 2006 but the entire collection of Black Coat comics has gone digital in a newly released custom app that [...]

More Black Coat on the way in 2013!

Monday, January 7th, 2013
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It happened! You, the fans, came through and decided that you wanted to see more Black Coat comics in 2013 and so that’s just what we’re going to do! We want to say THANK YOU to everyone that participated either by pledging or spreading the word. We could not have done it without you and [...]

A Call to Arms #1 online for FREE

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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Open publication – Free publishing – More ben lichius Pass the link around and share it with your friends. Then swing over to the KICKSTARTER page and help us make another one! Just a couple of days left to get in on all the action! Spread the word! We need everyone’s help to meet our [...]

Black Coat Poster Promotion

Saturday, December 15th, 2012
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Hey Folks! Be sure to check out the Kickstarter campaign to keep up with all the latest news about the new project-in-waiting! We’ve even got a special way for you to help get the word out AND get your name in the book at the same time! Here’s the skinny: 1. Visit this link and [...]

New Black Coat book now on Kickstarter!

Monday, December 3rd, 2012
| No Comments »   Hey folks! Big news! We’ve launched our first Kickstarter campaign and, if successful, will be working on a new 66 page graphic novel telling the further adventures of The Black Coat. Check out the Kickstarter page and consider making a contribution – or just help spread the word! Here’s the official press release! [...]

Trailer for Ben’s new book “Hero of Alexandria” online

Monday, July 30th, 2012
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Check out the trailer for Ben’s latest comic project! Hero of Alexandria #1 32 PG | Full Color | $3.99 | Sandard Comic ISBN #: 978-1-937676-17-9 DCD ORDER NUMBER: AUG12 0779 Writers Name: Ben Lichius Artist Names: Roberto Ali Colors: Diego Rodriguez Cover Artist: Roberto Ali About this book: When an enigmatic scientist named Heron [...]

BC mention on Pittsburgh Comics Podcast

Thursday, December 1st, 2011
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The fine podcasters over at Pittsburgh Comics ( have been singing the praises of Francesco Francavilla (BC co-creator) and gave a shout-out to the Black Coat. Thanks for the mention guys and keep up the great work! Here’s a link to the podcast (Discussion starts around the 34:00 mark): PODCAST

Pittsburgh Comic-con, Here we come!

Friday, March 11th, 2011
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The Black Coat will once again have a presence at the annual Pittsburgh Comic-con. This year’s show will be held the weekend of April 15-17, at the Monroeville Convention Center. In more “same-bat” news, we’ll be at booth S089, pretty much the same spot as last year. It should be a lot of fun and [...]