Journey Through Folk Tales, Assassins, and Government Conspiracies in ‘Crimson Flower’
Oct 19, 2020
From New York Times-bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt (BANG!, BRZRKR) with illustrator Matt Lesniewski (The Freak, Static) and colorist Bill Crabtree (The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed, Invincible) comes a brand-new, mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales, trained assassins, and government conspiracies in Crimson Flower! Crimson Flower will sport variant covers for each issue from artists including Malachi Ward, Patric Reynolds with Lee Loughridge, Marguerite Sauvage, and Tyler Bence with Bill Crabtree.
After losing her family in a violent home invasion, a woman uses folk tales to cope. In a blood-soaked journey toward revenge, she tracks down the man responsible for her family's deaths, only to discover a startling government plot—to weaponize folk tales and use them to raise children into super assassins.
“‘Cold blooded Russian assassins?’ We've seen that before. But assassins trained using Slavic folktales as a brainwashing device? That's something new that really needed a unique visual style. When I saw Matt Lesniewski's book The Freak (nominated for an Eisner) I knew he was going to do something like we've never seen before. Our collaboration was alchemy - turning this book into a brutal, heartbreaking, psychedelic journey of a woman intent on revenge-killing every assassin that ruined her life.” –Matt Kindt
"When I first read Matt's idea for Crimson Flower, the entire concept seemed genius. What locked it in for me more was how drawn I was to the character and struggle of Rodion. The whole thing read like it was made for me to draw." –Matt Lesniewski
Crimson Flower #1 (of 4) will hit comic shops January 20, 2021. It will be available for pre-order at your local comic shop when the November PREVIEWS launches on Wednesday, October 28th.
Praise for Matt Kindt:
"Mind MGMT is the best comic out there!”–Jeff Lemire
“Matt Kindt has developed into one of the most exciting and original talents in the business.”–The LA Times
“Matt Kindt is a storyteller so fully in control of his gifts that his graphic novels read like quietly compelling arguments for the comics medium’s narrative potential.”–NPR
“Kindt has long proven himself to be one of the most inventive and cerebral comic makers alive today.”–IGN