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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 "...my kind of comics!"

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Black Coat at Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show!

Thursday, November 11th, 2010
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Ben will be a guest at the 2nd annual Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles show at Century III Mall in Pittsburgh this Sunday, November 14th. If you’re in the area, come out and visit. While you’re there, don’t miss a chance to meet other comic creators and industry legends like Jim Shooter, Ron Frenz, and Pat [...]

Black Coat artists at New York Comic-Con this weekend!

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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Hey everyone! If you’re headed to the New York City comic-con this weekend (10/8-10/10), or just thinking about going, here are 2 great reasons to get your ticket punched. Black Coat: Or Give Me Death series artist Dean Kotz will be in artists alley and so will Black Coat: Heart of Ice and cover artist [...]

Retailer shout-out! Uncanny Comics, West Sussex UK

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
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I wanted to post a special thanks to Ian and the rest of the blokes at Uncanny Comics in Worthing, West Sussex in the UK! They’ve been big fans and great supporters of The Black Coat from day one. I sent Ian a pinup a little while back and, despite the Black Coat’s status as [...]

Steel City Con this weekend! (8/6 – 8/8)

Thursday, August 5th, 2010
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The Black Coat will be making his first ever appearance at the Steel City Con at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, PA this weekend! The show runs from Friday 8/6 through Sunday 8/8 and should be a great time. Ben will be set up, signing books and doing free sketches. Be sure to stop [...]

“Or Give Me Death” TPB in stores today!

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
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Hey BC fans! The Black Coat’s second mini series has been collected into a gorgeous trade paperback and is now in comic shops across the country. If you haven’t gotten your hands on one yet, or missed any or all of the series when it came out last fall, now’s your chance to get caught [...]

The Black Coat @ Pittsburgh Comic-con this week!

Sunday, April 18th, 2010
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If you’re in the Pittsburgh area this coming weekend (April 23rd-25th), be sure to stop by the Pittsburgh Comic-Con at the Monroeville Convention center. The Black Coat will have a table in the small press area where you can meet Ben Lichius (series co-creator and writer), pick up books you may have had trouble getting [...]

Black Coat on “Ghost Whisperer” tonight!

Friday, April 2nd, 2010
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It was a good match. I like having Black Coat posters featured on a primetime television show, and the creative team working on CBS’ “The Ghost Whisperer” like roylaty-free comic art that doesn’t cost them anything. Tonight’s episode (“On Thin Ice” - 9PM EST) is about a comic artist being haunted by a particularly chilly ghost [...]

“Or Give Me Death” Trade Paperback now available for pre-order!

Saturday, February 6th, 2010
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All right! It’s finally here! For anyone who’s been waiting, or for those that want a complete  Black Coat collection on their shelves, the Black Coat’s second series, “Or Give Me Death”, has been collected into this awesome Trade Paperback and is now available for preorder!! The trade features an incredible wrap-around cover by none other [...]

“A Call to Arms” #1-4 now available on the iPhone!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
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The series that started it all is now available for reading on the iPhone thanks to iVerse Media! Issue 1 is available for FREE and, just this week, issues 2 through 4 are now downloadable for just $.99 a piece. Follow the link to check it out!!

“…Or Give Me Death” #4 is out TODAY!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
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It’s here!! The thrilling conclusion to the Black Coat’s second mini series, “Or Give Me Death”, hits stores today – just in time for the holidays! Need some last minute gift ideas for your favorite comic reader? The whole series is now in stores and can be read from start to finish. (Whew, that took [...]