The Ballad of Sang

A propulsive blend of mature audience violence, humor, and pathos, The Ballad of Sang is for fans of cult Asian cinema such as the films of Takashi Miike and Park Chan-wook, and of comics such as Deadly Class, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Hit-Girl.

Here’s a look at the covers, the storyline, and preview pages for this week’s release from Oni Press on New Comic Book Day! #NCBD

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New Release for the week of March 7th, 2018


The Ballad of Sang #1 – Cover A by Alessandro Micelli & Shari Chankhamma
The Ballad of Sang #1 – Cover B by Marley Zarcone
The Ballad of Sang #1 – ECCC Variant by Declan Shalvey

The Ballad of Sang #1

Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist:  Alessandro Micelli
Colorist:  Shari Chankhamma

Cover Artists:
Alessandro Micelli &
Shari Chankhamma
(Cover A),
Marley Zarcone (Cover B),
Declan Shalvey (ECCC Variant)

Age Rating: Mature Audiences
Genre: Action/Adventure
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

Kidnapped off the streets of the Philippines as an infant and trained as a child assassin, Sang has never had a childhood. All he’s ever known is killing and the kindness of his master, Chen, the closest thing Sang has to a father. When Sang’s enthusiasm botches a job, it brings the wrath of Don Minchella down on the pair and Chen is brutally murdered. Barely escaping with his own life—and with Minchella’s severed arm in tow—Sang swears revenge, while every gang in the city mobilizes to return him to Minchella, dead or alive.


Publisher – Oni Press