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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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“A Call to Arms”
Parts 1-4
April – July 2006


Issue 1
Written By:
Ben Lichius & Adam Cogan
Illustrated By: Francesco Francavilla
Inks (pgs 1-9): Jeremy Colwell
Lettered By: Chris Studabaker

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Synopsis: New York, 1775 – the American colonies are on the brink of revolution. In a desperate move to regain control, the British have allied themselves with the dark forces of the occult. Assisted his network of agents, the fledgling nation’s only hope is the mysterious masked spy known as “The Black Coat”…

Issue 2
Written By: Adam Cogan
Illustrated By: Francesco Francavilla
Lettered By: Chris Studabaker
Edited By: Ben Lichius

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Synopsis: The Black Coat seeks revenge for the murder of one of his agents. But who is the butcher that killed her and what does he want? More importantly, why can’t he be killed? The Black Coat is in for the fight of his life while his second in command, Ursula Morgan, tracks down a traitor within the Knights of Liberty.

Issue 3
Written By: Adam Cogan
Illustrated By: Francesco Francavilla
Lettered By: Chris Studabaker
Edited By: Ben Lichius

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Synopsis: The Butcher is on a city wide-killing spree and Lt. Gen. Savidge is pinning the crimes on The Black Coat. Ursula has a plan to clear The Black Coat’s good name, but will she become the Butcher’s next victim instead?

Issue 4
Written By: Adam Cogan
Illustrated By: Francesco Francavilla
Lettered By: Chris Studabaker
Edited By: Ben Lichius

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Synopsis: The Black Coat finally uncovers the secret behind The Butcher’s depraved experiments and the evil organization that’s funding them. But when a trap set for the crazed killer backfires, these mortal enemies clash in a duel to the death that brings the first series to an unforgettable conclusion.

“First Blood” (Comics Now Magazine)
14-Page One-Shot
March 2008

“First Blood”
Written and Pencilled By: Ben Lichius
Inked By: Jeremy Colwell
Colored By: Joe Suitor
Lettered By: Chris Studabaker

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Synopsis: This self-contained 14 page story follows The Black Coat, Josiah Morgan, and his wife Ursula, as they defend the city from a mysterious new threat – dragons! “First Blood” features the first color (yes, color!) Black Coat story to date!

“Heart of Ice” & “First Blood”
52 Page Special
July 2008

“Heart of Ice”
Written By: Ben Lichius
Illustrated By: Gabriel Hardman
Lettered By: Dave Rothe

“First Blood”
Written and Pencilled By:
Ben Lichius
Inked By: Jeremy Colwell
Colored By: Joe Suitor
Lettered By: Chris Studabaker

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Synopsis: In this 30 page, self-contained story, The Black Coat ventures into the untamed New York wilderness to do battle with the legendary Chenoo – a man-eating beast from the North. As he prepares for a fight with the unknown, The Black Coat finds allies in unexpected places and enemies that are too close for comfort.

“Blood for Water”
The Black Coat and Athena Voltaire One Shot
February 2009


“Blood for Water”
Written and Drawn By: Ben Lichius
Colored By: Studio Makma
Lettered By: Chris Studabaker

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Synopsis: Two Pulp-tastic Heroes. Two Complete Stories. Two Centuries. Two Dollars! Find out what a Revolutionary-era Crusader and 1930’s Aviatrix have in common, besides their status as two of Ape’s most exciting heroes! An adventure spanning two centuries: from The Black Coat facing down a pirate attack to Athena Voltaire encountering the horrifying consequences of the treasure they sought. The two variant covers by Eisner-award nominee Steve Bryant combine to form a poster image! It’s  an action-packed crossover 150 years in the making!

“…Or Give Me Death”
Parts 1-4
October - December 2009

Issues 1 & 2
Story By: Ben Lichius and Adam Cogan
Written By: Ben Lichius
Illustrated By: Francesco Francavilla and Dean Kotz
Lettered By: Chris Studabaker
Colored By: Ben Lichius

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Synopsis: April, 1775. The two greatest mysteries in New York City are: “Who is the masked super-spy known as The Black Coat?” and “Is he dead or alive?” Find out for yourself in the follow up to the pulp-inspired, action-packed first series that Chuck Dixon calls “…an awesome book. …My kind of comics!”.

Issue 3
Story By: Ben Lichius and Adam Cogan
Written By: Ben Lichius
Illustrated By: Dean Kotz
Lettered By: Chris Studabaker
Colored By: Diego Rodriguez and Ben Lichius

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Synopsis: A traitor in the Knights of Liberty has leaked vital military information to the British, who are now preparing to march on the Colonists at Lexington and Concord. The League plans to guarantee a war by assassinating America’s most popular statesman, Benjamin Franklin, along with anyone who gets in the way – especially The Black Coat!

Issue 4
Story By: Ben Lichius and Adam Cogan
Written By: Ben Lichius
Illustrated By: Dean Kotz
Lettered By: Chris Studabaker
Colored By: Diego Rodriguez and Ben Lichius

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Synopsis: The Black Coat and Lord Morrow finally square off with the future of the American Colonies hanging in the balance. As British soldiers advance on Lexington green, the second series promises to go out with a bang heard ‘round the world!