When his father is framed for murder, immigrant son Nikolaus McGovern rallies together a motley crew of street youths in a rip-roaring coming-of-age adventure based on the period history of antebellum New York City! Set against the backdrop of rampant political corruption, vicious street gangs, nascent labor reform and ardent xenophobia--can Niko and his friends triumph in a life-and-death battle against their oppressors, or will they succumb to the engines of socio-economic progress?
Writer, editor and graphic designer Cory Levine is a former editorial staffer for Marvel Comics where he edited hundreds of collected editions of comic books, encyclopedic handbooks, special edition magazines and foreign-licensed comics including the company’s well-received line of Soleil graphic album adaptations. His writing is featured in the VIZ Media graphic novels Monsuno Combat Chaos Vol. 2: Revenge/Sacrifice and Ben10 Omniverse Vol. 1: Ghost Ship. Cory is the author of the the upcoming Dark Horse graphic novel Bowery Boys: Our Fathers with artists Ian Bertram and Brent McKee. He lives and works in New Hampshire.
Advance Praise for Bowery Boys: Our Fathers
"If I'd realized Cory Levine was this good when he was
my editor I would have had him rewrite all my scripts. This comic is
Writer, Kick-Ass, The Secret Service — Kingsman, Starlight, Wanted, Civil War, Wolverine, The Ultimates
“I was drawn in from the first page. Highly recommended.”
Writer, Avengers, Daredevil, The Flash
“History never hit so hard as Bowery Boys. Levine,
Bertram and McKee roll up their sleeves in turn of the century Manhattan in and
things get delightfully brutal. If you like The Knick or Gangs
of New York¸ this book is for you!”
Senior Editor, Marvel Entertainment
Bowery Boys is a
well-researched period piece inspired by one of the more interesting facets of
New York's bloody history. Levine's story of capitalism vs. unions, complete
with underpinnings of racism and classicism, is still relevant today, giving
this book a modern day necessity. Bertram, McKee and Avilés’ art is beautiful
throughout, and beautifully violent when necessary.
Writer, Try Looking
Ahead; Editor, Colonial Comics
“A compelling and entertaining read, that left me fascinated
with a period I knew very little about going in. Levine scripts a
tight plot and memorable characters, Bertram and McKee bring 19th century New
York to gloriously grim life, warts, bloody-knuckled bruises and all.”
Editor, Marvel Entertainment and Image Comics
“The First Edition Team of Levine, Betram, McKee and Avilés
tells their story with such passion that it grabs you and drags you
in! Once you start reading you won't put it down. Bowery Boys: Our Fathers was an engaging and compelling read.
I will be proud to stock it on our shelves!”
Owner, Jetpack Comics & Games, Rochester, NH
With Bowery Boys
creators Cory Levine and Ian Bertram do historical fiction like it oughta be
done; rough, unflinching, down and dirty, but also distinctly human. It’s a
violent, affecting exploration of New York’s cultural melting pot brought to a
dangerous boil and what it takes to thrive, or sometimes just survive, in
America. In other words, it’s just the kind of book we could use right about
Writer, The Dead Dream
Machine; Editor, Marvel Entertainment
With Bowery Boys: Our
Fathers, Levine, Bertram, McKee and Avilés have crafted something unique — a
blend of historical drama, over-the-top action, American faith, and social
change. The characters live, bleed, and die on the page. The story zags when
you think it’s about to zig, and the art never fails to sing. This is New York
like you’ve never seen before, and it is horrifying and glorious.
Senior Editor, IDW Publishing
"A heart-filled, brass knuckled account of
mid-nineteenth century New York gangland brought to life in stunning detail. Bowery Boys excels on every level."
Editor, Marvel Entertainment and Valiant Entertainment