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PREVIEW: Ballet goes deadly in Carita’s Barbito, Alfano and MAFIOSA


Earlier this year, Dark Horse Comics announced that they will be bringing mafia, an original graphic novel set in the organized crime world of the 1920s, to readers later this year. The OGN is the creation of the writer Sun Barbito, artists Alessia alfano and Debora Carita, colourist artists Ronda Pattison and Mariacristina Federicaletterer Clem robbins, and cover artist Jenny Frisian. Today Rhythm can unveil an exclusive three-page preview of the upcoming graphic novel.

This is how Dark Horse describes mafia:

At the height of the Roaring Twenties, the daughter of a mob boss is determined to rise to prominence in the family business.

Nicoletta aspires to join her brothers in the family business – an organized crime syndicate that runs the streets of Brooklyn. Although her father opposes it and a crisis ensues, Nicoletta takes it upon herself to prove that she has what it takes, resolutely moving in a world of brutality. New York has a new player in town, and they ain’t seen nothing yet!

Combining the romance of the Roaring Twenties and Nicoletta’s journey into the cheeky violence of a mafia-dominated New York City, Mafiosa sets the status quo on fire – with style, class, and a steaming barrel.

mafia was originally developed by Portland-based Rainwerks Studios. A 28-page story featuring the characters from the book was produced following a successful Kickstarter in 2019. This is the first graphic novel by writer Sunshine Barbito, whose previous credits include assistance with the translation for another book published by Dark Horse, Jessica bab bonde and Peter Bergting‘s We will be back home soon. This is the last project of Débora Carita, who has already worked for IDW and Dynamite, and for Mariacristina Federico, who has worked for Titan, Dynamite and Upper Deck, among others.

Check out the exclusive three-page preview of the book below. the 128 pages mafia The graphic novel hits comic book stores on Wednesday, October 20 and everywhere on Tuesday, November 2. Pre-orders from your local comic book store are open until Monday July 12th.