Crazy Mary
Genre: Cyberpunk
Format: Graphic Novel
1 Mar 2013
US ISBN-10: 0983923015
ISBN-13: 978-0-9839230-1-5
Written & Created by Mike Colbert
Art & Cover Art by JK Woodward
Art by William Blankenship and Ryan Sargeant

Who is Crazy Mary? Mary is a cyber-enhanced gun for hire, living and working the mean streets of tomorrow’s New York. What sets Mary apart from the average mercenary are her visions. Through Mary’s eyes an eerie shadow world exists over top the one we know. This nightmarish realm haunts her, speaks to her, and is ultimately guiding Mary toward…well, it’s best not to tell yet.

Mary and her team do all the dirty jobs — bounty hunting, bodyguards, and even the occasional suicide run. Also, they may possibly be unwitting soldiers in an invisible war that’s heavy on the Lovecraft overtones. Or Mary could just be insane and dragging her friends along for the ride.

If you liked “The Invisibles” you’ll like Crazy Mary. If you love William Gibson you’ll love Crazy Mary. Or if you just dig compelling female characters that kick-ass you’ll like Crazy Mary.

The graphic novel titled, “By Factory Smoke and Acetylene Light” is the first installment of the Mary universe.  It features stories illustrated by J.K. Woodward, best know for his work on X-Men and Fallen Angel, as well as pages drawn by Ryan Sargent and William Blankenship (Double Jumpes). Also featured is the 35 five page story, “Waiting to Explode” which is co-written by Josh Finney, creator of Titanium Rain and Utopiates.

 You’ll enjoy the adventures of Mary, just as I did… when I first learned of the world she sees through  her purple glasses—a world of strange magicks and wonderment.
-Tony Lee (Doctor Who, Torchwood)