New York, NY â€“ 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.