This is the title page of Femme Noir: The Dark City Diaries issue #4, which after some unanticipated delays (on the creative end, unfortunately), is now completed and going off to the publisher in the next day or so.
Issue #3, which I thought would be out in August/early September, also suffered some unanticipated delays (not on the creative end) and is on the way, even if it's not on this week's Diamond Distributors shipping list. I know it's been printed and shipped to the distributor (my comp copies went out at the same time and I got them over a week ago), so I can only hope that it will be processed and in stores for the 22nd.
For those of you following the book, I apologize for the messed up scheduling. I really hoped that we wouldn't fall victim to the too-common indie comics problem of late books, but, well, things didn't work out exactly as planned.
Please try and pick it up anyway, #3 may be the strongest issue of the bunch.
The page above is from the final issue of this initial Femme Noir miniseries, and features a new character: Okona of Meteor Island. She's our homage to all the great jungle heroes – and heroines, obviously – of comic books and pulp fiction, complete with a backstory involving an island inhabited by giant, mutated monsters. Issue #4 also features the return of inker Mark Stegbauer (Issue #2), the debut of a new colorist, Michael Watkins, and an awesome variant cover pencilled by the late Mike Wieringo and inked by series artist Joe Staton.
I really think it will be worth the wait.