Nicolas Cage and Virgin Comics Select Mike Carey to Write "Enigma"

Thu, December 7th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

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New York, NY – Mike Carey (Lucifer, X-Men) will write Enigma, a series created by Oscar Winning Actor Nicolas Cage and his son Wes, exclusively for Virgin Comics.

"I'm really excited to be on the book, and to be writing the first arc - in at the ground floor, so to speak," Carey said. "It's an incredibly strong premise built around a unique and compelling character, and it resonates with me on a lot of levels. Plus it's going to be a blast riffing creatively with Nicolas and Wes Cage and the amazing stable of talent that Virgin has put together."

Conceived by the comic book loving father-son Cage duo, Enigma is a Voodoo-laced thriller that begins with a fiery rebellion on a Southern plantation during the Confederacy. The story moves quickly to the post-Katrina mean streets of New Orleans where a veteran detective is trying to solve a series of murders connected by mysterious historical circumstances.

Mike Carey began his writing career in Great Britain with 2000 AD. He went on to write the Eisner Award-nominated Lucifer and a critically acclaimed 40 issue run of Hellblazer for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. He is currently writing X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four for Marvel.

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