Doyle & Masters’ ‘The Kitchen’ Cooks Up A Crime-Infested 1970s New York
Comics fans are likely to at least have some familiarity with New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood as a setting for crime stories — the area provides a location for many of Marvel’s Daredevil comics. In reality, the area has been substantially gentrified since the early 1990s — and Daredevil doesn’t really live there.
That’s why artist Ming Doyle (Mara) and writer and comics newcomer Ollie Masters are taking things back to the 1970s for their eight-issue Vertigo Comics series The Kitchen, when the neighborhood was still under-developed and plagued by crime. The series follows the lives of three mob wives whose husbands get shipped off to prison, leaving them to take up the family business. Check out covers, preview art, and a video interview with editor Will Dennis.
(Skip ahead to 4:24 in the video to get to the stuff about The Kitchen)
The Kitchen #1 will be released in November.