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Works Written / Created By Louis Southard:

The Blackout Bombshell
(2023 / Sumerian COMICS)


From Louis Southard, and artist Dean Kotz (The Butcher of Paris, Krampus, Warlord of Mars Attacks) comes this oversized limited series that's the bastard child of a Philip Marlowe and Hunter S. Thompson novel.


Heather Vaughan, the award-winning illustrator who has worked with Marvel, IDW, Mondo, and more, captures the psychedelic noir vibes of Blackout Bombshell.

It's 1967 in Sterling City, and private investigator Jack Atlas has been hired to solve a very important case. Unfortunately for him, he doesn't remember anything about it! After a night of drinking turned into a blank slate, Jack must put together what exactly he's gotten himself into before he ends up in a world of trouble. With the help of his best friend and lawyer Casper Fitzpatrick, the duo must embark on the misadventure of a lifetime.

Creative Team:

Writer - Louis Southard

Artist - Dean Kotz

Colorist - Patrick Buermeyer

Letterer - Buddy Beaudoin

Cover Artists - Heather Vaughan (#1 and #2) and Bill Sienkiewicz (#3)

Backup Story Artists - Sean Peacock (#1), Ryan Cody (#2), and Beetle Moses (#3)

Variant Cover Artists - Malcolm Ward, Sunando, Richard Pace, Fiti Vidal, Meatgiri, and Esteban Sanchez

Main Characters

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Detective Jack Atlas

He's a Korean War vet! He's divorced! He's an alcoholic with a heart of gold! Ol' Jackie Atlas is a lot of things, but rest assured knowing he'll always stand by what's right!

(Unless what's wrong pays better.)

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Casper Fitzpatrick Esq.

Don't let the suit fool you! This lawyer is with it, you dig? Casper is not only Jack's best friend, but is currently undergoing a smidgen of personal crisis. Good for him!

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The Blackout Bombshell

The center of everything...

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